Skip to comments.The Trump Effect: Is this administration a present danger to the Black psyche?
Posted on 10/21/2019 10:42:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Today, more than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, America is again divided, by geography, party, ideology, economics and race.
From Is America Heading For Another Civil War? Austin Sarat on July 30, 2019.
The debate over the merits of Donald John Trumps presidency continue with no sign of closure in sight.
The constituency that elected him has remained steadfast in its support, as the marginalized and ethnically diverse who oppose him, stay at odds with his policies and (in their view) offensive rhetoric. Vast segments of the psychiatric community, including the editorial staff of Psychology Today, and the eminent Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee, have expounded on the potential harm of the chief executives mental fitness, on our collective psyche. That said, we have reached out to a cross section of (non-white) mental health clinicians to get their take on the man in the Oval Office and his impact on people of color in these United States.
A rudderless community in the wake of a storm
Radical is the word conjured up by Dr. Sandra Cox, the head of Los Angeles Coalition of Mental Health Professionals, when confronted with the name Donald Trump. For decades a custodian and shepherd to the needs of the South L.A. community, Cox now serves a largely Black and Hispanic clientele. The specter of fear cast by the man in charge is apparent to both demographics.
Immigrants with little or no command of the English language (who, in turn, are likely to have questionable legal status regarding their residency in this country), are reluctant to openly express an opinion about the man or his policies. Those with more stable footing feel slightly freer to talk about the relative merits of the current administration. Native-born Blacks demonstrate an erosion in self-esteem as well.
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The only party dividing us is the Dems. Trump has open arms to all of all color.
Every time these people open their cake holes they confirm utterly the truth of my tagline.
But, but... being black, just the mere asking of it on an application causes stress, which leads to inflammation in the body, which causes early death!
This is not going to end well.
All todays spcialists do is try to use the dialectic to create chaos in the hopes they can come in and seize more control and power.
Complete and total b/s. Fricken America-hating leftists are believing their own propaganda.
Is that not 'racist'? Diversity is a cancer.
The Democrats want to replace African Americans with illegal aliens and so African Americans are traumatized by Trump?
Bloviators united! The “marginalized and ethnically diverse” are championed by, wait for it, the professional crisis class, shrinks. Yes, it is true. Leftists are being marginalized by Trump.
And who, precisely, are the “ethnically diverse?” This appears to be a category in search of a constituency. Is it blacks or Spanish? Trump has improved their lot historically. Ah, it is atheists and drug abusers. Point taken.
As for the rest of it, I stopped reading. Do not wish to foul my brain with poisonous drivel.
Ah, the soft bigotry of leftists: "minorities are too stupid to determine their own lives, they need an enlightened white master to tell them what to think."
Native-born Blacks demonstrate an erosion in self-esteem as well.
You know what gives you self esteem? A job. And that's why #WalkAway is happening.
“Particularly in matters pertaining to law enforcement.”
Agreed. IMO the problem started with the Zero ‘Beer Summit’ and went downhill from there.
It depends entirely on which aspect of the black psyche is at stake. The ghetto psyche is under threat by employment and upward mobility.
the only “damage” going on is to fragile Democrat egos and psyches as their paper-mache Ivy League illusions are being blown out by American unity behind the US Constitution and a president refusing their nonsense
b) Orange Man Bad
Did rump indicate that he is going to do away with race based privileges that the youth failed to qualify for?
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