Dr. Joy DeGruy On Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome #PTSS

#DrJoyDeGruy #PhD Author of “Post traumatic slave syndrome: America’s legacy of enduring injury and healing PTSS” (2005) PTSS Describes a set of behaviors, beliefs, and actions associated with/or related to multigenerational trauma experienced by African Americans that include but 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 systematic 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.!!. #AmerikkkanApproved #BabylonTheGreat

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