Black Folks do Therapy

Episode 19: Interview with Dr. Pearl Barner Minneapolis MN - Managing emotions related to the Murder of George Floyd

May 29th, 2020  •  1 hr 17 mins  •  Download (70.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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We discussed the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the catastrophic mental health impact this is having on the African American community. Dr. Barner relates personal history related to his proximity to the murder of Emmit Till in Mississippi and the current murder in Minneapolis. We discussed the psychological trauma and conditioning that takes place in the African American community and the long term effect on individuals. We also considered the necessity of studying the evil nature that allows someone to commit such an atrocious act.