…and lived location, would have left her vulnerable to domestic anti-Black police terrorism attacks. The disturbing truth is that, as Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw notes, “about a third of women who are killed by police in the United States are Black, but Black women [in the UA] are less than ten percent of all women.” This speaks directly to the anti-Black police terrorism faced by Black women of all ages in America.
This is one of the biggest reasons why we need a new focus in education, our modes of thinking. We need training of the mind as Buddhists call it, and not only training that leads to new cognitive skills to serve better the demands of the market economy.
In 2014, just nine common neurological diseases (Alzheimer’s and other dementias, chronic lower back pain, stroke, TBI, migraines, epilepsy, MS, TSCI, and Parkinson’s) were estimated to cost the American people almost 800 billion dollars, a number that has only increased over time. And despite the abundance of sensationalist reporting that might suggest otherwise, there is currently no panacea for a sick brain.