America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Author: Joy DeGruy

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062692674

Category: History

Page: 256

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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 and our relationships. It is a gift of wholeness.”—Susan Taylor, former Editorial Director of Essence magazine
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America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Author: Joy DeGruy

Publisher: Joy Degruy Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780985217273

Category: African Americans

Page: 252

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In the 16th century, the beginning of African enslavement in the Americas until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and emancipation 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, isn't it likely that many of the enslaved were severely traumatized? And did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery? Emancipation was followed by one hundred more years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage, convict leasing, domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, they result in yet unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas, endured generation after generation by a people produce? What impact have these ordeals had on African Americans today? Dr. Joy DeGruy, answers these questions and more. With over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the mental health field, Dr. DeGruy encourages African Americans to view their attitudes, assumptions, and behaviors through the lens of history and so gain a greater understanding of how centuries of slavery and oppression have impacted people of African descent in America. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society's beliefs, feelings, attitudes and behavior concerning race in America.
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Slavery and the Formation of African American Identity

Author: Ron Eyerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521004374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 551

Ron Eyerman explores the formation of African American identity through the cultural trauma of slavery.
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On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality

Author: Stuart Ewen,Elizabeth Ewen

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229493

Category: Social Science

Page: 509

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Typecasting chronicles the emergence of the "science of first impression" and reveals how the work of its creators—early social scientists—continues to shape how we see the world and to inform our most fundamental and unconscious judgments of beauty, humanity, and degeneracy. In this groundbreaking exploration of the growth of stereotyping amidst the rise of modern society, authors Ewen & Ewen demonstrate "typecasting" as a persistent cultural practice. Drawing on fields as diverse as history, pop culture, racial science, and film, and including over one hundred images, many published here for the first time, the authors present a vivid portrait of stereotyping as it was forged by colonialism, industrialization, mass media, urban life, and the global economy.
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Author: Ralph Ginzburg

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121188

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 6897

Ginzburg compiles vivid newspaper accounts from 1886 to 1960 to provide insight and understanding of the history of racial violence.
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Slave Acculturation and Resistance in the American South and the British Caribbean, 1736-1831

Author: Michael Mullin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252064463

Category: History

Page: 412

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Mullin offers new and definitive information about how Africans met and often overcame the challenges and deprivations of their new lives through religion, family life, and economic strategies.
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The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade

Author: Thomas Norman DeWolf,Sharon Morgan

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014427

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on “We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing is unacceptable.” Sharon Leslie Morgan, a black woman from Chicago’s South Side avoids white people; they scare her. Despite her trepidation, Morgan, a descendent of slaves on both sides of her family, began a journey toward racial reconciliation with Thomas Norman DeWolf, a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in US history. Over a three-year period, the pair traveled thousands of miles, both overseas and through twenty-seven states, visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. They spent time with one another’s families and friends and engaged in deep conversations about how the lingering trauma of slavery shaped their lives. Gather at the Table is the chronicle of DeWolf and Morgan’s journey. Arduous and at times uncomfortable, it lays bare the unhealed wounds of slavery. As DeWolf and Morgan demonstrate, before we can overcome racism we must first acknowledge and understand the damage inherited from the past—which invariably involves confronting painful truths. The result is a revelatory testament to the possibilities that open up when people commit to truth, justice, and reconciliation. DeWolf and Morgan offer readers an inspiring vision and a powerful model for healing individuals and communities.
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unraveling suicide and the mental health crisis among African-Americans

Author: Alvin F. Poussaint,Amy Alexander

Publisher: Beacon Pr


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

View: 7047

A prominent African-American psychiatrist and an award-winning journalist (both of whom lost siblings to suicide) offer "Lay My Burden Down" as an essential response to a national emergency.
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The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

Author: Harriet A. Washington

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780767929394

Category: History

Page: 512

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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.
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America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

Author: Joy a Degruy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985217266


Page: N.A

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society's beliefs, feelings, attitudes and behavior concerning race in America. Revised and Updated Edition.
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The African American Psychic Trauma

Author: Sultan A. Latif,Naimah Latif

Publisher: Latif Communications Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780964011809

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4701

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A Military Veteran's Story to Healing

Author: Janetra Johnson

Publisher: Janetra Johnson via PublishDrive


Category: Social Science

Page: 20

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Inside the book, the author, Janetra Johnson walks her readers through the process of how she dealt with those financial thoughts of slavery and the Jim Crow era. The book was written from the perspective of a veteran of African descent, who had experienced Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (P.T.S.S.) while serving in the California Air National Guard and has managed to experience a considerable reduction of these symptoms over the years. The book tells the story of how she found out about P.T.S.S. and what other military veterans should look forward to when visiting a military therapist to discuss racial thoughts of slavery and the Jim Crow era. WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME? According to Wikipedia, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 book resulting from years of historical and psychological research by Dr. Joy DeGruy (née Leary), Ph.D. PTSS describes a set of behaviors, beliefs, and actions associated with or, related to multi-generational trauma experienced by African Americans that include but are not limited to undiagnosed and untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in enslaved Africans and their descendants. PTSS posits that centuries of slavery in the United States, followed by systemic and structural racism and oppression, including lynching, Jim Crow laws, and unwarranted mass incarceration, have resulted in multigenerational maladaptive behaviors, which originated as survival strategies." ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Author, Janetra Johnson uses her experiences from her personal and professional life to create a series of military books based on her real-life court case: Janetra Johnson v. Departments of the Army and Air Force et al. The books are written in the first person to give the reader a firsthand account of what the veteran saw during the California National Guards largest financial disaster. Johnson is a military veteran who served on active duty in the California National Guard and earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration. She lives in Fresno, California with her three children.
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A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing

Author: Norm Stamper

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 0786736240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Former chief of the Seattle police force, Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the twenty-first-century force; then he explores how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops face, describing in gripping detail the split-second life-and-death decisions. Stamper draws on lessons learned to make powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revised approaches to prostitution and gun control. He offers penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover work, and what it means to kill a man. And, Stamper gives his personal account of the World Trade organization debacle of 1999, when protests he was in charge of controlling turned violent in the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank reveals Norm Stamper as a brave man, a pioneering public servant whose extraordinary life has been dedicated to the service of his community.
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From Being Worshipped Like Gods to Victims of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Author: Rufus O. Jimerson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542369855


Page: 190

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Volume 3 of 3 books starts with the world-class African Empires of Europe's Middle Ages. Black Africans experienced the height of global civilization, wealth, influence and hegemony. White Europeans lived in squalor, poverty, unsanitary conditions, ignorance, illiteracy and barbarism. Black Moors would occupy and civilize much of Western and Southern Europe bring civilization, hygiene, literacy and order through inbreed dynasties and nobility. Their progeny controlled the Christian Church and worshipped black deities. Resentment arose among the Germanic subjects to the absolute rule and faith controlled by their saviors who were Black Moors. That rule was challenged and overturned by the Protestant Reformation, Thirty and Hundred Year Wars, and popular revolutions that either removed the African monarchs or restricted their authority to symbolism of tradition. All cosmetic races of this black rule were purged. Subsequently, the ideology of "scientific racism" emerged to classify blacks as intellectual and physical inferior to whites and incapable of ruling the so-called dominant melanin-less race. Black Africans were written-out of history and humanity. The conquest and destruction of African civilization facilitated this subordination. The depopulation of Africans to the Americas as slaves to maximize wealth and build capital facilitated the dehumanization effort while transforming Europeans from utter poverty to wealthiest population on the planet. Yet, the seeds of their racist transformation planted itself in its own self-destruction that unfolding in the 21st century. Wealth built on slavery or slave wages evolved to the outsourcing of jobs to generate enormous capital for elites. It also brought about terrorism, enormous treasure spent on was and domestic security, destruction of the standard of living, the demise of the infrastructure and the quality of life. The impoverished "others" vital to the generations of wealth are furthered dehumanized and scapegoated. Western nations turn towards isolation bordering on feudalism engulfing much of Medieval Europe not occupied by Africa's global hegemony promoted by Black Moors. Low-information white Westerners led by xenophobic, racist, nationalists, like Donald J. Trump and David Duke, are unaware of the true lessons of history that diversity, trade and exchange of ideas built world-class empires and sustainable wealth. The nativism they offer retards progress, redirects it toward stagnation and backwardness into feudalism, tribalism and return to the caves and primitivism.
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Author: David Brion DAVIS

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674030257

Category: History

Page: 128

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"This book views slavery in a new light and underscores the human tragedy at the heart of the American story."--Jacket.
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