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Racial Justice Summit: Dr. Joy DeGruy – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Episode first aired on 10/16/2011

Author, Speaker, and Professor, Dr. Joy DeGruy, has been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational presenter on the topics of culture, race relations, education, and contemporary social issues today. Her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome suggests that centuries of slavery followed by systemic racism and oppression have resulted in multigenerational adaptive behaviors, some of which have been positive and reflective of resilience, and others that are detrimental and destructive.

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