Before reading this extraordinary book, I was persuaded that African Americans live in a trauma basin framed by historical impacts of slavery and contemporary assaults of injustice and deprivation. I wanted to launch a meaningful community-based response and engaged some highly esteemed Black Psychologists who brought great insights and hearts of commitment to the task. After reading this work our efforts were enhanced in a powerful way. I want to buy out the national stock and distribute to every citizen of our land.
This is a well written compelling treatment of trauma as it exists in bodies of every description across our land. My reflection on the concepts Menakem introduces of clean and dirty pain resulted in a breakthrough in a key relationship headed for the rocks.