Black Childhood's End: Reflections on the Anniversary of the Lynching of George Floyd, the Conviction of Derek Chauvin, and the Source of Black Rage at Police Killings
TNS contributing writer, Nicholas Mitchell unpacks the impact that stories of racial trauma has on the innocence of Black youth
Racism is, on its simplest level, a form of trauma. One of the hard truths of being Black in America is that being traumatized by racism, directly or indirectly, is inevitable. Trauma is the only way I can describe what it feels like to watch video after video of Black people murdered by police or white vigilantes.