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The Hidden Sin (Did Slavery End in 1865?) Video

The Hidden Sin (Did Slavery End in 1865?)

How many of you were taught that Slavery ended in 1865? How many of you have been told “Slavery was hundreds of years ago, you weren’t a slave and it doesn’t affect you so get over it!” Well after you watch this, you won’t believe what you find out. One of the things that you will discover will blow you away!! Did you know that there were Black people held in Chattel Slavery all the way into 1942 in the United States? Well yes it TRUE and that’s just the tip of the Iceberg. Prepare for a mind explosion. This is a story you have to see and you won’t believe the evil that has been hidden from you.
There are more links to resources below, but make sure you watch this video. This is TRULY #HiddenHistory
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The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South, 1901–1969
https://scholarworks.iu.edu/…/i…/imh/article/view/9694/13099
Debt Slavery in America: The Forgotten History of Sharecropping
http://www.globalresearch.ca/debt-slavery-in-americ…/5356693
Slavery Revisited: Peonage in the South
https://www.jstor.org/stable/274733…
Peonage: Why it Thrived and How Some Escaped
http://paramountshome.org/index.php…
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Why Black People Are Suffering A Major Identity Crisis (Videos)

NB Commentary: I attended a predominately white high school and college. Them white folks loved to say they were French, German and Italian mixed. They knew their mother’s lineage and their father’s. They would tell you that before they would even say “American”. They were proud of their heritage even if they had been here four or 5 generations. Some of them knew their names before they changed them to more Anglo names, particularly the Polish, Russian and Germans.

What happened to Africans was that they were also very aware of their ethnicity before they were captured and brought out of Africa. They were Ibo, Hausa, Fulanai, Ashante, Zulu, San, Fante, etc. Africa is a continent with 52 countries and it full of diversity. They had their own customs, languages, food, style of dress, etc. just like the German, French, Italian, Polish, etc.

Ethnicity and cultural is what diversified all peoples not skin color.
Enslaved Africans being robbed of their ethnicity and culture, then forced to carry the culture of the oppressor had no other identity but the color of their skin.
Scattered like leaves upon the rushing stream, they ended up every where and nowhere.
Today, with some help from DNA tests which have not been proven to be 100% accurate, African descendant people can begin to trace back to a people, an ethnicity a clan.
However even with that knowledge, having been here for 6-7 generations, African descendant folk have adopted and inculcated the prevailing culture of their oppressor. This culture transmitted and transmuted and continues to do so, the notion of black inferiority. Therefore, like any sane person, those blacks who are offended by this applied inferiority find solace in rejecting being black.

The prevailing culture is American, and it has told the world it is greater than any other. A sane person would want to identify with that notion and reject the inferior one.
Unfortunately all of it is a destructive and almost irreparable lie. In fact, the European has barely maintained his own ethnicity except for a few holidays to celebrate. They may eat their national foods, or attend religious ceremonies surrounded by their own ethnic groups, they may even speak their native tongue in their homes, but it is more ceremonial.
The idea was to create a melting pot where all the rocks melted down to a this

soup of a new culture and identity, and out of this sprung the American. The American  prevailed, ethnicity went to the back burner.

To rob anyone of their ethnicity, white black or brown, is genocide. It creates a mental destabilization and robs a person of their cultural barring that keeps them grounded in an identity, a self knowing so to speak.
While people may want to focus on how the African was robbed of his heritage, that robbery was and is pervasive in American culture. 
You cannot reach a high office in this land proclaiming to be Irish, without the American attached. If you ran wearing your ethnic garb you would be chased out of the town meeting.
People fail to see the insidious consequences of the NWO on world government. They think it’s some elaborate plot that just started a few decades ago. However, it has been going on for centuries. And the secret societies behind this plot know full well that the idea is to create a new human, a one human along with one religion, one government and one currency. A One human who will lose all diversity and have no distinction from any other. A borg, a robot, a drone. They will eat alike, dress alike, talk alike and basically be identical and from any other human. This is control at its highest and most effective state.
So, they create the illusion that diversity is separation, playing on the humans fear of the different and genocide, pit humans against one another and then offer the solution, no ethnicity, no difference, no other culture but the one that is imposed upon all, the Great Melting Pot, where everyone gets along because they are all the same. A complete crock of shit. A garden is most beautiful due to its different flowers. 
It requires a skilled gardener who knows how to address the different needs of the different flowers. That’s too much work for the powers that be, so in order to control everyone, they pull them away from ethnicity to homogeneous way of like. The American hamburger for instance.
They scoffed at Gaddafi because he was proud of his African heritage and wore his garb gallantly. 
The other dignitaries primarily wear the “SUIT “that was designed to show you are civilized. The suit worn by conquerors of foreign lands, corruption politicians and world leaders coalesce and wear these “Suits“. There is a really big game that is played on the masses and most of us are barely aware of it if at all.
Thank you for reading my thoughts on this. NB
Links Of Interest:
Light Is Right?? 15 Black Celebrities Accused Of Bleaching Their Dark Skin For Beauty
Celebs who skin bleach
“Could it be that mainstream media has gotten bored with the typical Caucasian look? Has mainstream media finallydiscovered what we’ve known all our lives? Even still, with more black women on the pages of mainstream magazines there is still the debate that many of those photos are being air brushed to make the models and celebrities appear lighter in complexion. Remember the Beyonce L’Oreal ad debate?”
Indeed, the variety of ethnicities in America is often claimed to be the best mix in the world. Leonard Dinnerstein and David M. Reimers introduce their book, Ethnic Americans: A History of Immigration and Assimilation, by stating, “Never before – and in no other country – have as many varied ethnic groups congregated and amalgamated as they have in the United States” . With such reputation, here is exactly where the famous term “melting pot” arises. This conception has traditionally been perceived as the best expression to describe the multi-ethnicity of America. Its basic idea presents the whole nation as one large pot. Anyone who enters the United States is automatically thrown into this “pot” where, for the following years, a process of assimilation into the American belief systems is taken place. All the cultural aspects that one brings into are blended together, or melted, to form a new culture. The outcome of this massive procedure is the “melted” version of a culture, which is described as characteristically “American.” It is notable that in this assimilation, the identities of each original culture are extinguished to bring out a complete new mixture.
Analogies for America: Beyond the melting pot
In Reinventing the Melting Pot, twenty-one of the writers who have thought longestand hardest about immigration come together around a surprising consensus: yes, immigrant absorption still works-and given the number of newcomers arriving today, the nation’s future depends on it. But it need not be incompatible with ethnic identity-and we as a nation need to find new ways to talk about and encourage becoming American. In the wake of 9/11 it couldn’t be more important to help these newcomers find a way to fit in. Running through these essays is a single common theme: Although ethnicity plays a more important role now than ever before, today’s newcomers can and will become Americans and enrich our national life-reinventing the melting pot and reminding us all what we have in common.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” – Cicero, 42 B.C. 
An Illustrated History of Hamburgers in America
Light Is Right?? 15 Black Celebrities Accused Of Bleaching Their Dark Skin For Beauty

All man-made systems require slaves and rulers. (Videos)

Greetings,
Peace and Blessings to you, your family and loved ones.
I found this article while searching for “Kryon” on the internet. I wanted to know who he was and what his pull was, so to speak.

The article I am about to present was presented by Arthur & Fiona Cristian, Love For Life, April 2011.  This article struck me, but it also brought to mind how much I have changed over the years and how I have come to this juncture in my life so that I can relate to what they are saying in their article. Had I read this article 20, 30 or even 40 years ago, I would probably had thought that they were crazy, but now, after researching and learning so much about how our world has been constructed around us, I can say that today, I can hear this, read this and see how this makes so much sense.

All man-made systems require slaves and rulers.

It is impossible to avoid this fact, this circumstance. Being forced to live under the rules, regulations, rituals, procedures, conditions and contracts of any man-made system causes a loss of uniqueness to everyone exposed to them. No man, woman or child is answerable to anyone or anything re-presenting a man-made system. We were never meant to give up FULL-responsibility for our lives, which is what we do when we acquiesce to any man-made system, be it cashless or not, gold standard or not, religious, political, legal, social, environmental, spiritual, philosophical, commercial, esoteric, international or domestic or not, and fall under the standing of its authorities, representatives and enforcers. All man-made systems are a scam as will be the coming New World Order system with its cosmic, galactic, Christianized, feel good/feel god, “Oneness” glue remedy to cure the present earth-wide chaos engineered by the tiny few who still want all the power and glory. This cashless “one-world” remedy will be overseen by an earth-wide power structure no different to the Federation overseeing the non-sense cashless world of Star Trek.

Tools used by those behind man-made systems to indoctrinate the masses include all religions, holy books, history books, science, the New Age and all forms of education stemming from any of the many universities presently offering “system career” courses across Earth. Placed on the conveyor belt running through factory planet earth, brainwashed men and woman are being manufactured in sameness molds to produce individuals (in-divide-u-all-s). We are already unique, not one the same as the next, but all man-made systems trick us through propaganda and manipulation into giving up our uniqueness so we can become the willing slaves and rulers in “The System”. All man-made systems (all beliefs, faiths and associated opinions) cause loss of uniqueness. As already mentioned we were never meant to be in the image/likeness of another mans thought.

Broken up into individuals, we no longer feel the bonds between us which is why we think we need an artificial system to co-exist. All Freemasonic/Satanic holy books, and belief systems exist to keep us in an individualized state so that we accept “The Systems” that control us therefore giving our power and life-force-energy away to those hiding behind “The Systems” to rule us with. There is no other reason or purpose for their existence. They are all designed to con us into being ruled by man-made systems, to con us into accepting third party figures, whether saviors or “leaders” so that we give up the responsibility for our lives here and now to them. Even to the point where we no longer think that what is happening on Earth is important because we believe in “life after death” or the ascended masters of the Galactic Federation or some “other world” out there where we will have peace from the pressures of life under “The System”. They all come packaged as fairytales with fairytale props and characters for us to give up our responsibility for our lives to here and now so that we can be ruled by those Freemasons/Satanists hiding behind “The System” of those fairytales.

This is why the Freemasonic/Satanic world always operates in the shadows. They are the master puppeteers pulling at the strings of the belief, faith and associated opinion of their marionettes. Just as little Mary is unable to bring forward the Alice in Wonderland characters and settings she is playing to prove they exist neither are those who believe in “The System” fairytales able to bring forward 1st party to 1st party proof/substance of their existence. All they can do is re-present them but they are the only ones present; the characters are not. No matter how intense and for how long they believe in their fairytales and how much they argue for them and protect them, the believers only have their belief, faith and associated opinion. The brainwashing is extensive.

Individualism is as if we go to the ants and say, “Hey ants! We are changing your values and giving you a new program called individualism. You are now free to be in-divide-u-all-s; you can each have your own truths and no one has the right to take them away from you.” And so the ants go off to become materialists, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, atheists, republicans, democrats, New Agers, conservatives, punk rockers, journalists, psychologists, politicians, priests, banksters, judges, lawyers, etc, etc. Meanwhile back in the ant world colony, who is taking care of the babies and the elderly and maintaining the nest? Inevitably, the ant-world perishes and all individualized ants go with it! This is what is happening to MAN and MANS Earth. Is this the consequence we all want? We each need to take full-responsibility for our lives so that together the responsibility for taking care of Life is taken care of. Passing the buck to a 3rd party God, man, woman, fiction, law, political party, piece of paper, electronic/digital recording device, etc, stops each of us from taking full-responsibility for life.

We are determined to co-create Kingdoms/Do No Harm Communities to be the living-remedy that provides an everlasting peace, freedom, truth, joy, abundance and do no harm for all of life without the need for having slaves and rulers or causing loss of uniqueness.

Note: To continue exploring the information we share and fill in all the other missing pieces please read the articles: “Re-Presenting Is The Pull Of Duality Into False Consciousness” 19th April 2011: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8129, “Introduction To “The Curses Are Being Returned” 11th June 2011: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/8183 and explore the many videos, podcasts, articles and recent Facebook/email discussions/debates posted here:http://loveforlife.com.au/node/6608 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au/node/3385 and here: http://loveforlife.com.au.
Arthur and Fiona Cristian
Love For Life
April 2011

Inferior vs Superior- Marimba Ani

“The white self image requires an “inferior” to which it relates as “superior”. The idea of progress helps to explain to Western Europeans in what way they are “superior”.  They believe,and are able to make others believe, that since they represent the most “progressive” force at any any given moment, they are most human and therefore “best”. Others in the world represent varying degrees of inferiority.  In other words, the idea of progress provides a scale on which to weigh and by which to compare people via their cultures(their group creations).  The Western European ethos requires a self image not merely of superiority but of supremacy, and the idea of progress makes white people supreme among human beings. Without the idea and this conceptual sleight of hand,cultures would merely be different. Western culture would merely be intensely and obsessively rational. With the assumption of the idea of progress, the West becomes “better”.

SOURCE


“There is no national consciousness without awareness of cultural identity and the political context. The Afrikan national consciousness exists when people of Afrikan descent perceive themselves as representing one cultural, genetic, historical, spiritual, political, ideological entity: the Afrikan World Community.”

Louis C.K. – You cant take a People’s historical context away from them.

Louis C.K. – You cant take a People’s historical context away from them.

Early life
C.K. was born on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C.,[2][4][12][13] the son of Mary Louise Székely (née Davis), asoftware engineer, and Luis Székely, an economist.[2] C.K.’s parents met at Harvard University, where his mother was completing her degree in a summer-school program.[1] They were married at St. Francis Church in Traverse City,Michigan.[14] C.K. has three sisters.[15]
When C.K. was a year old, his family moved to his father’s home country of Mexico, from where his father had earned a degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico prior to graduating from Harvard.[14] C.K.’s first language was Spanish; it was not until after the move to the U.S. that he began to learn English.[16] He has since mostly forgotten his Spanish.[17] C.K.’s paternal grandfather, Dr. Géza Székely Schweiger, was a surgeon. Székely Schweiger was aHungarian Jew whose family immigrated to Mexico, where he met C.K.’s paternal grandmother, Rosario Sánchez Morales.[18] Sánchez Morales was a CatholicMexican.[17] C.K.’s grandfather agreed to have his children raised Catholic, but was (according to C.K.) “quietly Jewish”.[19]
C.K.’s mother, an American with Irish ancestry, grew up on a farm in Michigan.[20][21] She graduated from Owosso High School in Owosso, Michigan. She attendedUniversity of Michigan and graduated from Ohio State University Phi Beta Kappa. C.K.’s maternal grandparents were M. Louise Davis and Alfred C. Davis.[14]

At age seven, C.K. left Mexico with his family to move back to the United States and settle in Boston.[22] Upon moving from Mexico to suburban Boston, C.K. wanted to become a writer and comedian, citing Richard PryorSteve Martin, and George Carlin as some of his influences.[1] When he was 10, his parents divorced. C.K. said that his father was around but he did not see him much and when he remarried, C.K.’s father converted to Orthodox Judaism, the faith of his new wife.[19] C.K. and his three sisters were raised by their single mother in NewtonMassachusetts.[23] The fact that his mother had only “bad” TV shows to view upon returning home from work inspired him to work on television.[23] C.K.’s mother raised her children as Catholic, wanting them to have a religious framework and understanding, and they attended after-school Catholic class until they completed communion.[19] C.K. has said that his father’s whole family still lives in Mexico. C.K.’s paternal uncle Dr. Francisco Székely is an academic and an international consultant on environmental affairs who served as Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Environment (2000–2003).[24]
C.K. attended Newton North High School, and graduated in 1985. He graduated with future Friends star, Matt LeBlanc whom he would later be nominated with in the same category at the Primetime Emmy Awards multiple times.[25] After graduating from Newton North High School, C.K. worked as an auto mechanic and at a public access TV cable station in Boston.[2] According to C.K., working in public access TV gave him the tools and technical knowledge to make his short films and later his television shows. “Learning is my favorite thing”, he said.[7] He also worked for a time as a cook and in a video store.[15]

A Continuing Dilemma: Slavery, By John Burl Smith

A Continuing Dilemma: Slavery, By John Burl Smith
comon-hell-on-wheels
The dilemma of slavery continues to dog the United States of America  (USA) 137 years after Pres. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation  Proclamation (1862) freeing only the slaves held in the South.
Many historians say emancipation caused more problems than it solved.  These learned scholars opine that the Civil War was unnecessary because slave masters would have ended slavery because they would have realized supporting slaves was too great an  economic burden and that free labor was more productive.  However,  slavery was about more than economics and productivity.  Slavery was  the base of a value system that defined the Southern way of life.  It  was tied to a Southerner’s sense of personal worth and upon which the house of cards of  the Confederacy was built.
For the Southern gentry, it was not simply a question of freeing or not freeing slaves.  The proposition was intimately related to a  society’s unwillingness to accept as human property it was taught to  see as brut animals one owns like a horse or cow.  Slavery’s belief  system attributed everything good/righteous  to white people and  everything bad/evil to blacks.  Synonymous to the mind-set of English  lords, families that owned slaves were bred to believe in their inherent right to be masters just as they bred into slaves the rightness of being owned.  People who believed in that system could  never accept that the stroke of a pen could rob them of an entitlement  to which whites clung so tenaciously for generations and sacrificed  tens of thousands of lives to preserve.
The reality is Lincoln’s signature did not undo the mental underpinning that justified slavery and the dehumanizing process of  white supremacy that was supported by the socioeconomic,  educational, religious and political systems in the US.  Incidents such as those  that occurred in North and South Carolina recently are endemic to the  15 slave states and find their geneses in the forlorn hope of  returning to that erst while existence before emancipation.  That hope  is nurtured by Article I Section II of the US Constitution and state practices and policies that give rise to unresolved psychological  issues left over from slavery.

First in South Carolina, Anthony Hill, 30, a black man, was shot in  the head then dragged behind a truck for 11 miles, leaving a foot-wide  dark stain on the asphalt (6-2-10).  Newberry County sheriff’s  deputies said the bloody trail led them to the mobile home of Gregory Collins, 19, a white man now charged with murder. The County Sheriff  said the two men who were employed by Louis Rich, a chicken processor  in Newberry, had spent most of Tuesday together at Collins’ mobile  home, where Hill was shot early Wednesday morning.  The FBI has been  called in to assist in what is obviously a “hate crime.”

These types of gruesome “hate crimes” continue to occur from Texas to  West Virginia.  Such murders are not the result of wanton violence because the perpetrators are always white men and the victims black.  They are reminiscent of  ritualistic lynchings that were so popular from the 1890s through the 1940s.  They seem to be a result of latent or repressed rage that surfaces uncontrollably when a black man is perceived as challenging the master’s status.
The aforementioned historians would readily reject this hypothesis but when people who have been immersed in the use of dehumanizing hatred  which is tied to their sense of worth and power lose status to those  that are dehumanized, the affect can be intolerable.  Under such  circumstances totally despicable acts can result.
The next example relates to children.  Breeding slaves meant offsprings were notA 150-year-old photograph discovered in an attic in North Carolinarevived haunting images of the faces of American slavery. The picture shows two young black barefoot slaves, wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel.

children worthy of compassion but they were “pickaninnies.” 

The photo, which may have been taken in the early 1860s, is believed to be of a boy named John and an unidentified companion.  Will Stapp,  a photographic historian and curator for the National Portrait Gallery  at the Smithsonian Institution said the picture is “A testament to a  dark part of American history. What you are looking at when you see  this photo are two boys who were victims of that history.”  Found during a moving sale in Charlotte in April, the photo was accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John in 1854 for $1,150.
Keya Morgan, New York collector, who paid $30,000 for the photo album  which included the young boys and several family pictures and $20,000  for the sale document proclaimed, “I buy stuff all the time, but this  shocked me.  A portrait of slave children is rare.” Morgan believes the home in which the photo was found was owned by a deceased descendant of John. “This kid was abused and mistreated and people forgot about him.  He doesn’t even exist in history. And to know that there were millions of children who were like him, I’ve never seen another photo like that that speaks so much for children.”
Stapp said the photo was probably taken by Timothy O’Sullivan, an apprentice of Mathew Brady, the famous 19th-century photographer whose  portraits of historical figures such as Pres. Abraham Lincoln are legendary. O’Sullivan photographed what is believed to be some of the first slaves liberated after Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (1862).
Harold Holzer, an administrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an author of several books about Lincoln said, “To me, it’s such a moving and astonishing picture. Abolitionists circulated photos of adult slaves who had been beaten or whipped, the photo of the two boys  is more subtle,” only suggesting their horror.  Thinking of children who from birth to death, lived the dehumanizing misery of slavery, Ron Soodalter, an author on slavery and member of the board of directors at the Abraham Lincoln Institute in Washington, D.C. said, “The photo depicts the reality of slavery. This picture shows that the  institution of slavery didn’t pick or choose. This was a generic  horror. It victimized the old, the young.”
The absence of John and millions of slave children like him is no accident of history; they have been deliberately edited out of history by academicians who frame and write it.  Controlling that process is jealously guarded by universities; Dr. M. Cookie Newsom, director for diversity education and assessment at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill declares. “Faculty diversification for universities is seen as “affirmative action.”  There’s no delicate way of describing the lack of commitment many top research universities demonstrate as they talk about diversifying their faculties.”
When confronted with the dismal statistics, Newsom says university decision-makers offer: 1) There are not enough qualified candidates of  color; 2) There is no need to interview them because they are in high  demand from other institutions; and 3) They are too expensive. Recalling an instance at UNC where a black female staff candidate was  disqualified on the claim she didn’t “fit well” and because she “spoke  too loudly,” Newsom proclaimed “Underlying the excuses is an insidious  presumption of inferiority. Diversity research has not focused on the  inner workings of the tenure process in committees…. that is where  most of the biases emerge.”
Newsom’s conclusions are drawn from research and statistics that show,  while peer research institutions have documented plans to retain and  advance minority faculty, the outcomes reflect nothing more than lip  service. “If you are an African-American, American Indian or Latino  with a Ph.D., your odds of ever receiving tenure at a Research I  (school) are between slim and none.” Between 2001 and 2007, black  professors consistently represented just 3 percent or less of tenured  or tenure-track faculty year after year at Harvard University, Ohio  State University, University of Florida, University of California at Los Angeles and Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Texas, Stanford University and the University of North Carolina, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
“It’s racial discrimination,” she said unapologetically. “We know what’s wrong; there is inherent bias in committees and negative perceptions based on race.  “Institutional racism’ is just the door blocking entrance, once inside scholars find other superficial barriers for junior faculty, including overburdening service work,  undervalued qualifications, and the lack of mentorship and support from senior faculty,” Newsom reiterated.
Myths, misconceptions, deliberate distortion and outright lies taught about black people during slavery are still a part of white folklore regarding African Americans and continue to be taught.  These socioeconomic, educational, religious and political processes serve the same purpose now they did during slavery; they are the base of an American value system that defined a way of life — white supremacy.  This value system is no longer tied to just southerners’ sense of personal worth and power; it is as American as the “Tea Party Movement.”  For a white man, there is no worst position or condition to be in than to be beneath a black man, because he is educated to see  a black as totally worthless.
The continuing dilemma of slavery is the shared value it holds for whites, so much so, they support each other as though status in the US is a zero sum game.  The US Constitution still values slave descendants as 3/5 of white men.  That is why the status of slave descendants can not be allowed to change.  Whites are educated to  believe they deserve a status above blacks and the failure to achieve it can trigger the kind of response displayed by the young man in South Carolina.  White supremacy is a psychological disease left over from slavery that affects most white Americans and black people suffer  its effects as institutional racism and acts of violence.  

Footnotes:
Hell on Wheels (TV series)
A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.
Mathew Brady Biography Photographer (c. 1823–1896)
Timothy H. O’Sullivan
“The stunning account of modern-day slaves and traffickers in the land of the free”
Scholar Says Research Universities Not Serious About Faculty Diversity
South Carolina police: Black man shot to death, body dragged
The dragging of Hill’s body sheds light onto how much the death and destruction perpetrated upon African-Americans in this country hundreds of years ago still resides in this country’s DNA. 

Pasted from http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/death-of-south-carolina-man-shot-and-dragged-for-ten-miles-investigated-as-hate-crime?reply=168056827305523459

How Ironic, two men, same name both killed, five years apart. How Ironic!

Anthony Hill: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary

Nana’s Commentary:

I remember thinking to myself, back in 1990; “I wonder what has happened to Black Folks as a result of Slavery?” It was like an epiphany, as I can actually remember where I was sitting when it occurred to me.
I had just entered the field of mental health having started off in Sociology. Somehow, life lead me to the field of Mental Health and particularly as a result of wanting to use Cultural Enrichment as a way for healing and benefiting Black folks who have so many odds stacked against them as it were.
I couldn’t help but notice the parallels, from denial to over achievement to resilience to secrecy and a host of other conditions, outcomes and variables that plague our community as well as offer some real life stories of survival even in the most hostile of environments. We still managed to work, have families, raise our children, get an education, despite the trauma we received.

However, it seemed that talking about PTSD in the clinical sense was didactic, linear and devoid of inference beyond the obvious. That is, a person caught in a war zone, a person who experienced a car accident, physical/emotional abuse or the death of a loved one. We knew that it would affect them in so many ways and we often called in “Adjustment Disorder”. Then we moved on to figure out strategies for healing and getting these “individuals” to a healthier mindset and that feeling of “safety” again.

As these thoughts swirled around in my mind and I began to seriously wonder if we may be suffering from trauma that was inflicted upon our foreparents and if in fact, the genetic memory has been imprinted on our DNA. It has been discovered that various events can be imprinted on our DNA so how about some shock?
I remember attending seminars where it was presented that our bodies remember our trauma long after the traumatic event had passed. Being a dreamer and one who interpreted dreams, I knew that our subconscious, or that place where dreams lie, would also bring up disturbing and/or traumatic events in various dream images.
It all began to make sense to me that surely, African people in the Americas, and perhaps the entire Diaspora; who were captured and imprisoned on slaved ships and brought to a foreign land, most certainly have suffered serious trauma along with transmitting that trauma to generations that followed. And as Dr. DeGruy Leary explains the trauma didn’t stop after they were brought here, nor did it stop after they were released from chattel slavery, it continued, and continues to this day. Much of it is insidious and below the surface but it continues in the form of police brutality, poverty, poor educational systems, dilapidated neighborhoods, erroneous depiction of our youth in the media, etc., etc., etc.

I always wanted to research it, or see what others have done in that line of research. I am so grateful to Dr. DeGruy Leary who has done the grunt work on this topic. I am sure it can be developed even beyond the book she wrote, and perhaps others will look into it. She also has a lot of courage to even broach this subject. In my ignorance it seemed to only make sense that the impact of our past would affect our future, but the cognitive dissonance will not allow many on both sides of the aisle to see it, accept it or do anything about it. So I must commend her bravery to even take the time, resources and brain work to put this thought together so eloquently.

She, along with Dr. Frances Kress-Welsing, in my estimation, have capture two of the most profound aspects of our history post Trans-Atlantic slave trade.  When you couple White Supremacy with Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome you can pretty much sum up the African experience in the Americas and throughout the Diaspora where racism is an integral part of the society where its impact can be seen in politics, education, religion, entertainment, historical analysis, health care, economics and the general welfare.
Below you will find a video playlist of some of Dr. DeGruy Leary’s talks on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 book resulting from years of historical and psychological research by Joy DeGruy (formerly Leary)[1] PTSS describes a set of behaviors, beliefs and actions associated with or, related to multi-generational traumaexperienced by African Americans that include but are not limited to undiagnosed and untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in enslaved Africans and their descendants.[1]
PTSS posits that centuries of slavery in the United States, followed by systemic and structural racism and oppression, including lynching, Jim Crow laws, and unwarranted mass incarceration, have resulted in multigenerational maladaptive behaviors, which originated as survival strategies. The syndrome continues because children whose parents suffer from PTSS are often indoctrinated into the same behaviors, long after the behaviors have lost their contextual effectiveness.
DeGruy states that PTSS is not a disorder that can simply be treated and remedied clinically but rather also requires profound social change in individuals, as well as in institutions that continue to reify inequality and injustice toward the descendants of enslaved Africans.
DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. She teaches social work at Portland State University and gives lectures on PTSS nationally and internationally.
Do You Have Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome?
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary talks about her provocative new book
Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary- Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (1/19)
Watch: Dr. Joy DeGruy Gives Stunning Lecture on “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome”
Post-traumatic slavery syndrome
African-Americans are killing themselves at an unprecedented rate. In “Lay My Burden Down” Alvin Poussaint and Amy Alexander try to explain why.

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