Born in Captivity: Psychopathology as a Legacy of Slavery
Born in Captivity is my 19th book to reach publication, and it is also the most in-depth and comprehensive book thus far. It is a reflection of the more than 50,000 hours of research conducted over the last 20 plus years. In this book, I confront the darkness that is normally avoided at all cost — psychopathology as a legacy of slavery.
With the intergenerational transmission of trauma as a root problem in African American behavior, I endeavored to unwrap origin, causality, perpetuation, and resolution. I confront relational a familial issues, inferiority complexes, consumerism, disunity, how we view and treat property, incest, rape and other forms of CSA, as well as religious influences on social mobility and functionality. As is my philosophy, it did not stop with identifying the origins and causes but continued in the intense work of facilitating repair and healing. While the process of healing will require patience, I am one who believes that it is more than
While the process of healing will require patience, I am one who believes that it is more than possible but ultimately inevitable. The content within this book will be released in three forms — digital book (interactive ebook), print publication and DVD (Documentary)! It is important to understand that we will not work ourselves out of the who that we are currently in without being willing to invest in resources, research and program development and implementation. The time to start is now. Thank you in advance! ~ Rick Wallace, Ph.D.