Thursday, February 01, 2018
TKC MUST READ!!! UMKC MLK LECTURE EXPLAINS CONTROVERSIAL 'POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME' THEORY!!!
At the outset of Black History Month in Kansas City, the proponent of a divisive theory took the stage at the city college.
Highlights from the U-News . . .
Internationally renowned social researcher, educator and author Joy DeGruy spoke to a packed house about the need for healing Tuesday at UMKC’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series.
DeGruy’s work is based on her controversial theory called Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, which has been implemented by major institutions like Oxford University, Harvard University and Morehouse College.
DeGruy emphasized the impact slavery has on both the oppressed and the oppressor. Furthermore, there is a cognitive dissonance when it comes to the behavior of oppressing an entire group of people, said Dr. DeGruy.
She says people can start the healing process of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by being honest and not holding in secrets about the past.
Of course, part of the healing process recommended is a continued conversation . . . And possibly more paid guest lectures.
Like it or not, what's important about this teachable moment isn't a knee-jerk reaction from boring right-wing blowhards but a glimpse of the DOMINANT discourse in local academia as more students from various working-class backgrounds start to question the value of a university education altogether.
You decide . . .