Psychological Chains of Slavery
African-Americans have endured one of the most painful eras
of American history – an era that has been normalized and
justified not only by institutions that have been complicit
with slavery but also by African-Americans themselves. Dr.
Joy DeGruy is the author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome:
America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”, she argues
that African-Americans suffer from a deep psychological
trauma that has been passed on through generations.
Dr. DeGruy explores African-American history, cultural
behavior and the trauma of slavery and racism’s impacts on
African-Americans and society as a whole. Dr. DeGruy
advocates for recognition and collective healing.
Special thanks to Dr. Joy DeGruy and the California
Institute of Integral Studies.
Dr. Joy DeGruy, researcher, educator and author of Post
Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring
Injury and Healing; Belvie Rooks, educator, author and
co-founder of Growing a Global Heart.
February 09, 2013 -
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