本次上海美国中心活动中，我们将就美国奴隶制度对当今社会的残余影响进行有深度又有意义的探讨。我们将会播放乔伊· 德格鲁伊（ Joy DeGruy）教授的视频讲座，德格鲁伊教授是在美国国内以及全世界范围著名的研究者、教育者、演讲者，著有《创伤后奴隶综合症》（Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome）一书。在该书中她指出，从16世纪奴隶制的开始到1865年联邦宪法第十三条修正案废除奴隶制，非洲人 像动物一样被追捕，遭受买卖、虐待和强奸，身体、情感、心理、和精神上都经历了最严重的虐待。他们中的许多人难道不会因此收到严重创伤吗？难道这种创伤的影响会因为奴隶制度的废除就停止吗？我们应该如何更好的理解这段历史对当下黑人群体和个人的持续影响？在德格鲁伊教授名为“理解黑人”（Why Black People Act the Way They Do）的视频讲座中，她介绍了大西洋奴隶贸易的诞生背景，并详细列举了延续至今的种族主义和各种种族歧视行为，研究非裔美国人传承了几代人的行为表现，尽管这些行为方式往往被过度简化为“黑人文化”。
On February 20, 2019, the Shanghai American Center invites you to an eye-opening deep dive and meaningful consideration on the residual impacts of generations of chattel slavery in the United States of America. During this event, we will screen a video lecture by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, presenter and author of the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. As she discusses in Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, from the 16th century, the beginning of African enslavement in the Americas until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and emancipation in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured, and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Given such history, isn't it likely that many of the enslaved were severely traumatized? And did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery? How can we better understand the enduring legacy of injury and healing with which black communities and individuals must contend? In Dr. DeGruy’s video lecture titled, “Why Black People Act the Way They Do,” she presents the conditions that led to the Atlantic slave trade and details the pursuant racism and efforts at repression that continue through present day. Dr. DeGruy looks at adaptive behaviors of black Americans that have been passed down through generations and that form part of what is often oversimplified as black culture.
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