Breaking the Chains of psychological slavery: Dr. Na’im Akbar

Psychological Legacy of Slavery: Chapter 1 Dr. Na’im Akbar takes us through a tour of our history as a Black community, and through many comparisons, links our modern behaviours to their historical roots. He begins by firstly speaking about work, which, rather than being a naturally rewarding task, connotes inferiority and slavery in the minds …

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POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME by JOY DEGRUY

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing is a 2005 theoretical work by Dr. Joy DeGruy. P.T.S.S describes the multi-generational trauma experienced by African Americans that leads to undiagnosed and untreated posttraumatic stress disorder in enslaved Africans and their descendants. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Traumatic_Slave_Syndrome) This book focuses on the impact American chattel slavery has …

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