Racial trauma and Grief Re-emerge as Trial in George Floyd Murder Begins

March 29, 2021

The trial for the murder of George Floyd is set to start the week of March 29, 2021 in Minnesota. On the surface, this is a trial to decide whether one man is guilty or not guilty of murder. However, the public violence and murder of George Floyd in May of 2020 taps into wells of racial trauma and traumatic grief for citizens of the U.S. and around the world. In this interview for Twin Cities PBS, trauma therapist Resmaa Menakem provides context for how anniversaries and events like a trial bring up trauma responses in the body and how community support is important, especially for BIPOC communities.

Note: the link contains a video rendering and a transcript of the interview with Resmaa Menakem.


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Racial Trauma