Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Joy DeGruy



POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.


WHAT IS P.T.S.S.?
P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism which continues to perpetuate injury.


Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:
 

  • M: Multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression;
  • A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
  • P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
     

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Lest We Forget Slavery Museum

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The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery provides a unique opportunity to examine and explore the factual aspects of the African American Slave Trade experience.

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Former NASA Employee Katrina Parrott Launches New Diversity-Filled Emoji App



What do you do when you become frustrated with Apple’s lack of diversity within their emojis? Well, Katrina Parrott, a former NASA employee, took it upon herself to create her own app filled with a variety of over 900 diverse emoticons.


According to Katrina, after her daughter noticed the lack of diversity within the system she knew it was time to take it into her own hands to do her best in launching her own system. This is when the birth of iDiversicons happened.


Katrina stated, “We wanted all people to be able to find an emoticon that looked like them.” Since Apple doesn’t seem to be in a major rush to implement the ethnicity update, we respect those who have taken it upon themselves to do their part in raising the bar to equality.



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U.S. Border official points gun at Boy Scout



VIDEO


A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget.

 


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My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

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As we talked, I admitted that JJ had been suspended three times. All of the mothers were shocked at the news.


“JJ?” one mother asked.


“My son threw something at a kid on purpose and the kid had to be rushed to the hospital,” another parent said. “All I got was a phone call.”


One after another, white mothers confessed the trouble their children had gotten into. Some of the behavior was similar to JJ’s; some was much worse.


Most startling: None of their children had been suspended.


Tunette Powell’s 3-year-old son, Joah, has been suspended from school five times. (Tunette Powell)


After that party, I read a study reflecting everything I was living.

Black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment but make up 48 percent of preschool children receiving more than one out-of-school suspension, according to the study released by the  Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights in March.

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Community Village's insight:


implicit bias


racial discrimination



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Fruit at my work :)

Fruit at my work :)

NYC gives green light to the building of apartments with ‘poor door’



'No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations,' David Von Spreckelsen…'


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Community Village's insight:


The persistence of segregation. 



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What White Children Need to Know About Race

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Silence is a racial message and a “tool of whiteness.” In order to support the goals of their diversity mission statements and work toward a “racially just America,” schools need to take a more proactive approach to teaching white students about race and racial identity. 

Students must develop a sense of how systemic racism works on an individual, community, and institutional level.


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Community Village's insight:


Many white people do not have an urgency about racial injustice.


Many white people live in segregated communities where they do not see racial injustice. Unless people tune into the right media channels, they are not going to have a feeling for the insidiousness of racial injustice. 



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New Yorker who died after apparent chokehold during arrest is mourned



The mourners trickled slowly into the crowded church. Inside, a huge man lay in a white casket topped by white and yellow flowers — a man who in life was known to few outside his Staten Island neighborhood.


In death, though, Eric Garner has become a symbol of policing gone awry: He was videotaped as he was put into an apparent chokehold by police officers. His case has jolted a city that began the year with a new mayor, Bill de Blasio, and a new police commissioner, William J. Bratton, vowing better lives for people such as Garner: black men living far from the glassy skyscrapers and shaded brownstones of the well-heeled.



Civil rights leaders and other New Yorkers say Garner’s death July 17 shows the need for faster change in the New York Police Department.


“People in all five boroughs are fired up. They’re fired up right now because we don’t like this,” said Isaac L. Mickens, a pastor, community activist and friend of Garner’s family. “We need action.”


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