Are You Suffering From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome?

Visit the website of DR. JOY DEGRUY-LEARY! She has authored a book called “”Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing“. I once read the works of Dr. Na’im Akbar who wrote about the psychological effects of slavery. Dr. Leary did a fantasic interview on the Michael Baisden Show. I am going to purchase her book and I would recommend that most African-Americans should purchase her book. Could the brothers and sisters have a new excuse when they want to call in sick at work or school? Tell the boss that I can’t make it today because I am suffering from Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome! On a more serious note, I can attest that we as a people still suffer from the vestiges of slavery and many of the problems in our community are remnants of the horrible institution of slavery! This is not meant to be an attack post at all, but it is a call for all races of people to practice racial sensitivity!

6 Responses

  1. The best way to practice racial sensitivity is to address the underlying discriminatory conditions that make ‘race’ a sensitive issue. If we remain silent, then this simply perpetuates the status quo and ushers the marginalised towards second class citizenry. This is when ‘race’ becomes a sensitive issue because the wounds are left unbound and unaddressed.

  2. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Wonderful new diagnosis for the current “institution” to misinterpret.

    One problem though – How can it be “post” when it occurs daily since the “…Ethiopian cannot change his color”?

    Just a thought.

  4. I don’r know where you are going with this!

  5. I HAVE A SHOW COMING UP TITLE:SHARECROPPING
    WE NEED TO SEE A NEW LIGTH TO HISTORY IT IS NOT ALL CRISI FOR EXAMPLE IN LOUISIANA IN 1813-30 THAT WAS A GOLDEN ERA,TULSA OK AND A NUMBER OF PLACES THAT ARE OVERLOOKED IN HISTORY.
    CHECK OUT WELCOME TO NEW,ORLEANS ON YOUTUBE AND YOU WILL SEE IN TIME OF A CRISIS WE CAN STILL OVERCOME AS LONG AS WE ARE INTOUCH WITH OUR HIGHER SELF.

  6. I’m going to have to check this book out, if it’s anything like Dr. Na’im Akbar writings then I sure there is definitely some good information to gain from this book. However, on a commentary note…this is one of those times that we have to fight through it and suck it up, otherwise nothing will get done. We have to remember that the history of this country is based on force and taking what they perceived as theirs. And I am not condoning violence or any type of physical confrontation. However, things seem to change fast around here when people take a unified stand that not only speaks out against policy & legislation, but back it up by withholding our dollars from their economy. I guarantee that people will become sympathetic to our trauma then.

    Just a thought…peace!

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