By Ayize Ma’at
The pain that black folks experience runs deep. There have been hundreds of years of self-hate passed down from generation to generation in the black community. The consequences of generational scars have been aptly coined Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. Neither you or I can escape it….it is what it is.
While we all may deal with remnants of slavery in some form or fashion, it’s rare that you see or hear African Americans overtly dissociate from their race. Many people develop maladaptive coping mechanisms (i.e. the mutation of nigger to nigga) to depersonalize the psycho-emotional pain attached to traumatic historical experiences. In the above video you see a lot of that….denial, dissociation, and repression as a means of survival.
To all the folks who feel like they feel…THERE’S A BETTER WAY YALL.
Black is NOT synonymous with bad, ugly, painful, ghetto, dirty, cheap, or ridiculousness.
Genius was birthed out of blackness…from the womb of a black woman came the founders of science, mathematics, history, technology, and spirituality. From the virility of a black man came the original architects, poets, professors, politicians, schools, etc.
It’s imperative that we all engage in a process of cognitive reframing by studying who we were, changing who we are, and realizing who we can be….so that we minimize the effects of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. This is not a maybe….IT’S A MUST.
Greatness is awaiting all of us…
But we must take the first step toward it. Embrace all of you as you put one foot in front of the other.
Hold your head high….and say….
I LOVE BEING BLACK.
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