Do we need to go back to 2016 for a do-over, or is it more like 1960? I don’t think people can grieve properly without knowing the extent of the loss.
American Grief — Activism, Trauma, Relationship and Healing
Richard D. Bartlett
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You hit the nail on the head here: There is so much trauma the white/white passing ruling and middle class people of this country have to fully acknowledge in order to truly allow a “proper” grieving process. Very little space for discourse is allowed even within some “progressive” organizations, where Americans allow Indigenous Americans and descendants of oppressed populations to talk about trickle down generational impact of violation and resulting pain. I’d go as far back as the beginning of colonialism and slavery. Can healing from centuries of violence happen without the acknowledgement of privileged people?

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