Event Title

Perspectives Generational Trauma Within the Black Community

Research Mentor(s)

Kathleen Young

Description

Generational trauma is defined as trauma experienced for a first generation that is passed on to the second and further generations to follow. This study explores perspectives of generational trauma from slaves to present day Black people in America. In the beginning of my study I believed that the trauma of being a slave, believing that you were a lesser human was passed down to today’s generations of black people. There are studies linking DNA changes in Black people in America due to slavery. I believed that Black people are prone to mental illnesses, and that the quality of life has been set up for failure due to these traumas. I conducted my research with books, articles, interviews, and I drew upon my personal experience as a Black womxn.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

May 2018

Location

Anthropology

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Language

English

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Perspectives Generational Trauma Within the Black Community

Anthropology

Generational trauma is defined as trauma experienced for a first generation that is passed on to the second and further generations to follow. This study explores perspectives of generational trauma from slaves to present day Black people in America. In the beginning of my study I believed that the trauma of being a slave, believing that you were a lesser human was passed down to today’s generations of black people. There are studies linking DNA changes in Black people in America due to slavery. I believed that Black people are prone to mental illnesses, and that the quality of life has been set up for failure due to these traumas. I conducted my research with books, articles, interviews, and I drew upon my personal experience as a Black womxn.