I have been following Dr. DeGruy for a long time and this sister is studied and unabashedly Black. PTSS is a real daily reality for most African-Americans.

As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome– America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.

Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary: Post Traumatic Slave Disorder

“Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome,” Part 2. Joy DeGruy Leary, the Black Bag Speakers Series, PSU, 2006

For more information follow this link: . I hope the knowledge from Dr. DeGruy will be passed on and factored into the equation of the mental health of African-Americans and the ongoing trauma endured by most.James Frasure's InnerKwest®

Suggest a topic or issue to InnerKwest℠. We will post your suggestion on our projects board que. Should a writer tag your suggestion for review, you may see the respective narrative published at the appropriate time as determined by the editor. Leave your suggestion at the comments section below.
Spread the word about InnerKwest℠.
Thank you for your interest!

InnerKwest™ will continually and conscientiously resonate a message of unity. We will not relent, digress, or vary from that message to any degree. Please sign-in below to leave questions or comments.
We always welcome constructive contributions and commentary.Innerwest®

5 1 vote
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments