Christopher Emdin: Pain, Betrayal and the Recognition that “We Gon’ Be Alright” | Teachers College Columbia University
Christopher Emdin: Pain, Betrayal and the Recognition that “We Gon’ Be Alright” | Teachers College Columbia University: "I’ve written about undiagnosed and very real traumas that folks of color experience in this country. I’ve highlighted undiagnosed “PTSD” in the forms of a Poor Teaching in Schools’ Disorder and a Post Trayvon (Martin) Stress Disorder – well, there surely has to be a President Trump Stress Disorder. People are traumatized. Our Muslim brothers and sisters feel attacked. Our immigrant colleagues are fearful. This is a real and ongoing trauma, and we must treat it as such by working together on it over time. Healing is going to take a community that is actively working together. It won’t happen by passively engaging or wearing of safety pins, but by the provision of safe spaces where people can be truly honest about how they feel."