"Genuine healing requires a candid confrontation with our past. If there is to be reconciliation, there must first be truth." - Tim Tyson
I feel like we're in such traumatic times. I'm seeing videos. I'm still recovering from "When They See Us" on Netflix. It's traumatic. It's triggering. What are some coping strategies that you might have for people, who are just trying to process where we are?
Acknowledge that there is trauma there. There is something called "Community Trauma", where you don't have to be the actual victim of the trauma but you feel very similar symptoms to the person who is the victim. So, watching this stuff on TV, hearing the gunshots in your community, it's trauma. Even if you weren't shot, it's trauma. Acknowledging the fact that you are traumatized.
Register. Do community education. Stay connected.
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I didn't know that, the planter elite (the wealthiest plantation owners), for every enslaved person that they lost, they got a check.