Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dr. Joy De Gruy at Clark Atl Univ Oct. 16

Dr. Joy De Gruy authored a book called "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS)." She will be at the Clark Atlanta University Library in Atlanta at 4pm on Thur., Oct. 16, 2014. See a lecture by Dr. De Gruy embedded below.

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. More info

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