Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Author : Joy DeGruy
  • ISBN-10 : 9780062692672
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: History
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From acclaimed author and researcher Dr. Joy DeGruy comes this fascinating book that explores the psychological and emotional impact on African Americans after enduring the horrific Middle Passage, over 300 years of slavery, followed by continued discrimination. From the beginning of American chattel slavery in the 1500’s, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asked the question, “Isn’t it likely those enslaved were severely traumatized? Furthermore, did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery?” Emancipation was followed by another hundred years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage and convict leasing, and domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, they result in further unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas visited upon generation after generation of a people produce? What are the impacts of the ordeals associated with chattel slavery, and with the institutions that followed, on African Americans today? Dr. DeGruy answers these questions and more as she encourages African Americans to view their attitudes, assumptions, and emotions through the lens of history. By doing so, she argues they will gain a greater understanding of the impact centuries of slavery and oppression has had on African Americans. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is an important read for all Americans, as the institution of slavery has had an impact on every race and culture. “A masterwork. [DeGruy’s] deep understanding, critical analysis, and determination to illuminate core truths are essential to addressing the long-lived devastation of slavery. Her book is the balm we need to heal ourselves

From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self Determination and Greatness

From Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self Determination and Greatness

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Author : Rufus Jimerson
  • ISBN-10 : 1984272667
  • Release : 2018-01-28
  • Genre:
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The purpose of Volume II of "From Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome to Self-Determination and Greatness" is to describe how and when this intergenerational trauma was established after tens of thousands of Black African global hegemonies. The trauma began when the foundations of modern civilization were stolen numerous Aryan invaders, including Indo-European Arabs that now inhabit the Northeast African Sub-Continent (today's Middle East) and Kemet (today's Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somali). The current result of these invasions is ideology of white supremacy and racism that denies Africans in Diaspora and on the continent their quest for self-determination, knowledge of their past greatness, and intergenerational trauma that has altered the mindset of the unaware. This volume starts by describing how Africa ruled the Ancient World on all seven continents. Africa is cited as the root of all modern religion, particularly Christianity. Images of artifacts, paintings, and icons of a Black Madonna and Christ held in Europe's and Russia's cathedrals are depicted. These artistic renditions were created more than 1,000 years ago, closest to the death of Jesus Christ and construction of the New Testament, before racially transformed versions were remade within the last 500 years. This and other evidence suggest that Jesus and his twelve disciples were black like today's African-Americans and Africans residing in Sub-Saharan Africa. DNA evidence supporting this suggestion is explained. The argument that the people depicted in the Christian bible, its prophets, and Ancient Hebrews were Black Africans indistinguishable from today's African-Americans and Sub-Saharan cousins. Evidence to this argument is cited and presented from biblical scriptures. The book moves through time from the Ancient World to the Middle Ages prior to onset of African slavery where inbreed Africans were seeders and saviors of civilization in Europe derived from Ancient Africa. These inbreed Africans who re

Medical Apartheid

Medical Apartheid

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Author : Harriet A. Washington
  • ISBN-10 : 076792939X
  • Release : 2008-01-08
  • Genre: History
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From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbing as well as unauthorized autopsies and dissections. Moving into the twentieth century, it shows how the pseudoscience of eugenics and social Darwinism was used to justify experimental exploitation and shoddy medical treatment of blacks, and the view that they were biologically inferior, oversexed, and unfit for adult responsibilities. Shocking new details about the government’s notorious Tuskegee experiment are revealed, as are similar, less-well-known medical atrocities conducted by the government, the armed forces, prisons, and private institutions. The product of years of prodigious research into medical journals and experimental reports long undisturbed, Medical Apartheid reveals the hidden underbelly of scientific research and makes possible, for the first time, an understanding of the roots of the African American health deficit. At last, it provides the fullest possible context for comprehending the behavioral fallout that has caused black Americans to view researchers—and indeed the whole medical establishment—with such deep distrust. No one concerned with issues of public health and racial justice can afford not to read Medical Apartheid, a masterful book that will stir up both controversy and long-needed debate.

Cultural Trauma

Cultural Trauma

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Author : Ron Eyerman
  • ISBN-10 : 0521004373
  • Release : 2001-12-13
  • Genre: Social Science
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In this book, Ron Eyerman explores the formation of the African-American identity through the theory of cultural trauma. The trauma in question is slavery, not as an institution or as personal experience, but as collective memory: a pervasive remembrance that grounded a people's sense of itself. Combining a broad narrative sweep with more detailed studies of important events and individuals, Eyerman reaches from Emancipation through the Harlem Renaissance, the Depression, the New Deal and the Second World War to the Civil Rights movement and beyond. He offers insights into the intellectual and generational conflicts of identity-formation which have a truly universal significance, as well as providing a compelling account of the birth of African-American identity. Anyone interested in questions of assimilation, multiculturalism and postcolonialism will find this book indispensable.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

  • Publisher : Janetra Johnson
  • Author : Janetra Johnson
  • ISBN-10 : 9781735246727
  • Release : 2017-09-25
  • Genre: Law
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Transform Negative Thoughts and Behaviors into Positive Ones with the Help of this Empowering Guide! “Should I sacrifice my life to live ‘Half American’?” “Will things be better for the next generation in the peace to follow?” “Is the kind of America I know worth defending?” Those were just some of the heart-wrenching questions put forward in a letter by a 26-year-old dark-skinned African-American army veteran named James G. Thompson in the 1940s. His letter was addressed to the editors of the Pittsburgh Courier, which the latter then published. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is a mental and social theory coined by Dr. Joy DeGruy. It takes into account a series of events and situations, including Jim Crow laws, mass incarceration, and natural disasters, over time that are meted out more harshly against the African-American community, beginning with slavery in America. Inside this book, the author Janetra Johnson discusses how she found out about Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, how she was able to manage her negative thoughts, as well as what other veterans should look forward to when visiting a military therapist to discuss their racial and financial thoughts of slavery and Jim Crow. Johnson seeks to help other veterans left with psychological wounds after a racial incident during military service by providing practical tools to help them develop skills that transform negative attitudes and behaviors into positive ones — with the end goal of empowering the veteran to not just survive, but also thrive as they live life and achieve true healing. Over the course of this inspiring book, you will: - Immerse yourself in a military veteran’s first-hand account of her fight for justice and the mental health struggles she faced during those challenges - Identify triggers and symptoms, so you can avoid a personal crisis and stay on track towards self-improvement - Learn 3 practical and useful tips to reduce those unwanted and intrusive thoughts of slavery an

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health

The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health

  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Author : Rheeda Walker
  • ISBN-10 : 9781684034161
  • Release : 2020-05-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
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An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis—and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system. We can’t deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and the effects of racism. This book is an exploration of Black mental health in today’s world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care. In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, psychologist and African American mental health expert Rheeda Walker offers important information on the mental health crisis in the Black community, how to combat stigma, spot potential mental illness, how to practice emotional wellness, and how to get the best care possible in system steeped in racial bias. This breakthrough book will help you: Recognize mental and emotional health problems Understand the myriad ways in which these problems impact overall health and quality of life and relationships Develop psychological tools to neutralize ongoing stressors and live more fully Navigate a mental health care system that is unequal It’s past time to take Black mental health seriously. Whether you suffer yourself, have a loved one who needs help, or are a mental health professional working with the Black community, this book is an essential and much-needed resource.

Principles of Trauma Therapy

Principles of Trauma Therapy

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Author : John Briere
  • ISBN-10 : 9780761929215
  • Release : 2006-03-21
  • Genre: Psychology
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Principles of Trauma Therapy provides a creative synthesis of cognitive-behavioral, relational/psychodynamic, and psychopharmacologic approaches to the "real world" treatment of acute and chronic posttraumatic states. Grounded in empirically-supported trauma treatment techniques, and adapted to the complexities of actual clinical practice, it is a hands-on resource for both front-line clinicians in public mental health and those in private practice.