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Intergenerational trauma is 'pain' passed down generations, hurting Black people's health [globalnews.ca]

 

By Olivia Bowden, Global News, June 22, 2020

Some Black parents teach their children never to lose a receipt in case you’re accused of stealing or to keep your hands out of your pocket so they are visible to those around you.

These are just some of the lessons Black people may tell their children to keep them safe from violence linked to anti-Black racism, said Myrna Lashley, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at McGill University in Montreal.

But the need to constantly remind Black children about how society treats them is a traumatizing experience for the child and the parent, said Lashley.

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