Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Traumatization of black Americans by racist police is major mental health issue.
What happens when black people are arrested and falsely accused by the police?
There is a very good article on NBC News on 05/11/21 well worth reading. You can access it by clicking here.
Over my 51 years as a Psychiatric Social Worker and a white male of privilege, I have been made very aware of the racism my black clients and co-workers have experienced in their interactions with police. At times, it has brought me to tears to hear their stories.
All helping professionals should read the above article so that their consciousness is raised so that they can better understand the experience of their black clients and their families and community..