The Sojourner Truth show (Margaret Prescod) on http://www.kpfk.org covered Dr. Joy de Gruy Leary and this discussion which is a fundamental part of our history, present and future. Not only black people, but whites have been affected and infected as Dr. de Gruy states with slavery in the United States.
This discussion touches deeply the direct and indirect trauma African chattel slavery has had on our generations. How do we, how can we ‘completely’ be made free of the remnants of post-traumatic slavery syndrome?
First key is Self Love – Black people must love themselves, ourselves before anyone else could open their hearts & minds to our sole being.
Second key is Education – The clouded history taught in American classrooms are full of lies with so many gaps in the people that made this country.
Third key is Acknowledgement – To no longer mask the truth about the lives which were forced upon these lands along with the lives taken. The lives which set the soil, the lives which built the railroads, the lives which fed the said ‘settlers’ who are truly terrorists children, the lives which kept homes clean, the lives forgotten.
Those are a few things if were practiced could help in bringing a conscious to America – to help in removing the facade this country has been existing under for centuries.