As we are in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, many things have shifted and yet the societal injury of racism still exists. At this time, political correctness is at the forefront of race relations. In some ways, it masks the truth of what manifests in the cultural psyche. Healing this trauma requires an understanding of its magnitude including historical and ancestral implications, along with compassion, forgiveness, and patience. These wounds effect our entire society, not just those typically labeled victim or oppressed. In order for us, as a people, to move toward health, we must first identify, understand, and then begin to heal these underlying wounds.
It is my belief that through healing we can transform ourselves and in turn society.
Isha Lucas, PhD, LPCC