The Unseen Trauma of Racism

It’s been a long couple of days.

Once again, a white man with a history of racist comments took up a weapon leaving behind bloody black bodies.

Once again the black community finds their sense of security rocked, with even a church — considered sacred to many — left unsafe in the wake of white supremacy

Once again, America deludes itself, asking “how could this happen?”

We know how this could happen because Dylann Roof told us he wanted “to start a civil war” because “blacks were taking over the world”. Rather than confront those motivations, America calls him crazy and moves on.

In the wake of this shooting, black Americans find themselves on the defensive, both because this could have — and could still — happen to us, and because many people still don’t believe racism was a factor in Roof’s fateful decision.

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