“…well before the United States began, POWERFUL WHITE BODIES colonized, oppressed, brutalized, and murdered OTHER, LESS POWERFUL WHITE ONES. The carnage perpetrated on BLACKS and NATIVE AMERICANS in the New World began, on the same soil, as an adaptation of LONGSTANDING WHITE-ON-WHITE PRACTICES. This brutalization created trauma that has yet to be healed among WHITE BODIES today.”

From My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem (Page 62, Part 1: UNARMED and DISMEMBERED, Chapter 4: EUROPEAN TRAUMA AND THE INVENTION OF WHITENESS) #HowWeHeal – Racialized Trauma – Book Club Selection, 2nd Tuesdays, February through November, 6 to 7 pm, http://zoom.us/j/5602987293

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