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Annex 3. Other ways to invest effort and resources

When and in what contexts does an increase in the personal awareness of systemic racism matter?     Suggested texts: – IX Kendi 2006 Stamped From the Beginning, a history of racist policies and crimes from Aristotle to today. A key message: Racist policies precede development and rationalization of racist ideologies. – Eric Foner   1988:  ReconstructionContinue reading “Annex 3. Other ways to invest effort and resources”

Annex 4. Flawed notions of biological intergenerational transmission of trauma in MGH.

Some MGH content/quotes, often paraphrased, that were presented during the sessions, with comments: “In the aftermath of highly stressful or traumatic situations, our soul nerve [vagus] and lizard brain may embed a reflexive trauma response in our bodies.” (“lizard brain” is no longer an accepted concept) “… form of racialized trauma lives in the bodiesContinue reading “Annex 4. Flawed notions of biological intergenerational transmission of trauma in MGH.”