How Slavery’s Legacy Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans
On July 22, in announcing the federal indictment of Charleston killer Dylann Roof, Attorney General Loretta Lynch commented that the expression of forgiveness offered by the victims’ families is “an incredible lesson and message for us all.”
Forgiveness and grace are, indeed, hallmarks of the Black Church.
Since slavery, the church has been a formidable force for the survival of blacks in an America still grappling with the residual effects of white supremacy.
My Comments: As someone once said – If there is a heaven, black folks should go there directly, as we have already caught Hell here on Earth. God – you listening?