by Joy Degruy
The “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing” is an African American Demographic book. Joy Degruy is the author of this book. In this book, Joy Degruy describes African American people. In 1865, Africa was hunted like animals, sold, tortured, captured, and raped. After reading this book, it will open reader eyes to consider how certain traits, attitudes, and behaviors have been passed down through generations. Multigenerational trauma due to 246 years of American Chattel Slavery and systematic racism has left a large seeping open wound in the minds, bodies, and souls of the descendants of American slaves.
They have to focus on rebuilding their emotional physical mental and financial selves as well as their children. It is important to be aware that although most notable because they are Americans, Afro Americans have a different experience to various other groups of black people. I recommend this book for all community leaders, therapists, teachers, policymakers in order to stop the perpetuation of PTSS. To sum it up, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is an informative history book for the reader about the African American community.