Dr. DeGruy's social science research led to the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing.
It addresses the residual impact of trauma on African descendants in the Americas.
What is "P.T.S.S."?
|Oprah Winfrey with Dr. Joy DeGruy|
Slavery by Europeans [which was a new kind of "slavery" never seen in the world, a permanent condition based on the new social-construct of "race" rather than debt] produced centuries of physical, psychological, and spiritual injuries.
The fascinating book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present.
It opens up a discussion that leads to healing -- for those suffering from implicit bias, which is nearly all of us, to out and out "racists" who experience guilt through cognitive dissonance that means avoiding seeing blacks as human even now. Here is how we can use the strengths gained to heal. More
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