Monday, August 24, 2009

Black Women, Men and Self-Hatred

I’ve been reading an article in “Essence” on Black women and self-hatred. The article states that our negativity towards each other is due partly to our conditioning, i.e. Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome. I couldn’t agree more.

But this negativity does not just affect sistas. It damages brothas too. It damages our children. Its toxic effects seep into our families.

This affects people from Africa as well – witness the use of wigs and skin-bleaching creams.

What can we do about it? My work is all about practical solutions.

To read more, see Getting Past the Hate, to Have More Love.

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