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MENTACIDE: The Mental Effects of Slavery and Racism
Join us Sunday, May 15 , for “Mentacide: The Mental Effects of Slavery and Racism” an online presentation discussing the psychological impact of slavery and racism on Black people in America.
Dr. Joy DeGruy, author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, argues that Black “infighting,” materialism, poor parenting, jealousy, colorism, defeatism, frustration, rage—these “dysfunctional,” these “negative” behaviors “as well as many others are in large part related to trans-generational adaptations associated with the past traumas of slavery and on-going oppression.”
For Black America, the Holocaust of Enslavement was a traumatic experience. The 246 years of physical slavery and brutality; 100 years of segregation and psychological terrorism, and the on-going atrocities of racism and violence has impacted the mental health of African American people.
In this presentation we will review:
*The effects and legacy of slavery and racism on the mental health of Black America*The lingering effects of Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome*The psychology of racism past and present and more…