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Do we all have PTSD?: Mental health in an age of racial terror

Experience of both egregious acts of injustice and microaggressions and even visual exposure to such events causes racial trauma with the familiar symptoms of PTSD–depression,  fear based distrust of surroundings, anxiety, hyper alertness and angry outbursts when triggered.  While author…

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Racism’s Psychological Toll

Jenna Wortham interviews psychologist Monnica Williams, who studies the link between racism and post-traumatic stress disorder, about the effect of experiencing racism.

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