"Race-induced Trauma, Antiracism, and Radical Self-care."

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Being racialized as Black in the United States of America (US) has contributed to this population having to operate with a level of race-induced trauma, especially those who are darkly melanated. Historically, Black persons have been terrorized into colonization, and the cultural psychology of antiBlackness has been entrenched in our society. Through the practice of racialization, the process (historical, social, and political) of constructing/constituting racial identities and meanings have impacted the formation of understanding of the body and the rationalization of hierarchy. In addition, the internalization of these ideas of hierarchy and difference within power/knowledge relations that they (re)produce is pervasive among people in the US. This article aims to explicitly highlight racism as trauma and the relevance of radical self-care when disrupting antiblack racism, and steps to promote trauma responsiveness when incorporating these practices.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNursing Inquiry-Wiley
StatePublished - Apr 2022


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