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Brand new PTSS Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Joy DeGruy 2-hour DVD

 
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Brand new Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome talk given by Joy DeGruy at Holman
United Church in Los Angeles. Filmed March 15, 2014 by award winning
documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield, sponsored and organized by Sojourner
Truth and KPFK. P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains many of the adaptive
survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States
and the Diaspora adopted as result of slavery.


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.

Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:

  • M: Multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression;
  • A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
  • P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.

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