PEERS TV /Mental Health Matters: "The Legacy of Slavery" by Ernest Hardmon III
Black Men Speak! member Ernest Hardmon III discusses how ancestry plays a role in modern African American culture, attitudes, and sense of self. Hardmon describes how slaves were described by power groups a few centuries prior, including "inferior," "feeble-minded," and "subhuman." He argues that such terminology and treatment of ancestors contribute to Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, a multi-generational mental struggle arising from centuries of trauma.
Black Men Speak!, a speakers bureau based in Alameda County, seeks to inform and enlighten the mental health community and the general public about issues concerning African American males with mental health and substance abuse challenges.
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