Who needs to heal from Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome?

It’s very easy to deny the fact that trauma was passed down through the years of slavery. After all, hasn’t it been a really long time? Time heals all wounds, doesn’t it?! Not this one! Time doesn’t heal all things- especially not untreated trauma. Untreated trauma only gets worse. There are no two ways aboutContinue reading “Who needs to heal from Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome?”

A Practical Example of Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome’s Persistence through Time

As explained by leading clinical psychologist, Dr Joy DeGruy, post-traumatic slave syndrome runs across several generations and continues to persist more than 300 years after the initial havoc has been wrecked. A black mother can compliment a white mother on her son’s or daughter’s performance and the mother would feel comfortable speaking about it.  “Oh,Continue reading “A Practical Example of Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome’s Persistence through Time”

A Glance at History: The Brown Paper Bag Test

Though coined only recently, colourism has extended its ugly tentacles across several decades. It dates as far back as the 17th Century, to the times when black slaves were still held by white masters. In those times, the masters took some of the slaves into their chambers and bore into them. And so the childrenContinue reading “A Glance at History: The Brown Paper Bag Test”

The Post Slavery Struggle: The Black Tale.

It’s quite sad when you try to speak and all that comes out are mere whispers. No clear sounds. Anxiety and fear keep the words down your throat and force you into a tempered silence. You’re scared that when your voice rings out in a thunderous bellow, you could be misunderstood and your actions, misinterpreted.Continue reading “The Post Slavery Struggle: The Black Tale.”