Episode 115 - We Can’t Breathe: Facing the Pain of Racism
Racial injustice takes one’s breath away. It reaches back to the psychic asphyxiations of the Middle Passage, slavery, and Jim Crow—cut-offs from home, family, freedom and justice. Racism persists in systemic inequities and ongoing instances of police violence.
The death of George Floyd, handcuffed, pleading, and unable to breathe, has inspired a collective rising in protest against current brutality and historic inhumanity. Breath as essence, consciousness and soul gives voice to lamentation and outrage. We cry out for the clean air of fairness, because racism is utterly breathtaking. Dr. Fanny Brewster joins us for today’s important discussion.
Books by Fanny Brewster, PhD are available on Amazon.
The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race
African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows