Healing Love Poems for White Supremacy Culture is a book of poems and other works about healing from the pain of living in a culture of white supremacy through the greatest power in the universe-love. The love poems and other writings are interwoven with the lessons of spirituality, nature, Native Wisdom, gratitude, healing theory, and strategies-all through a white male lens.
The disease of racism (at least in the U.S.) is caused by dwelling in a culture of white supremacy. Understanding white supremacy cultural values helps us to see how it has hurt our common humanity, and provides a foundation for sustainable racial justice healing and change for us all.
About the Author
Dr. Roberto Schiraldi, EdD, LCP, LCADCis a licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical alcohol and other drug counselor, trauma therapist, and racial justice advocate and trainer. Dr. Schiraldi is retired from Counseling and Psychological Services at Princeton University, where he was coordinator of the alcohol and other drug treatment team, and was previously employed in a similar capacity by Temple University. He is a past President of the New Jersey Association for Multicultural Counseling and has been a member of numerous racial justice organizations, boards, and committees. He is a pipe carrier in the Sicangu Lakota Native Spiritual Healing Tradition, a Vietnam era veteran, and member of Veterans for Peace.