Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Perspective Volume 6 Issue 1

It’s Complicated: Complexities and Crises Amidst African American Cultural Plasticity in the Face of Death, Grief and Mourning in Communities of Color

Eric Rogers*

Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bethune Cookman University and a Nationally Certified Grief Counselor, Pastor, Author and Mental Health Educator

*Corresponding Author: Eric Rogers, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Bethune Cookman University and a Nationally Certified Grief Counselor, Pastor, Author and Mental Health Educator.

Received: November 24, 2022; Published: December 22, 2022

Abstract

To be Black or African American in the United States is to be of a proud family, legacy, history and culture who’s intergenerational track record of resiliency seems literally both incalculable and immeasurable. To be African American and to experience grief is complicated.

References

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  3. Violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor reflect a brutal American legacy.
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Citation

Citation: Eric Rogers. “It’s Complicated: Complexities and Crises Amidst African American Cultural Plasticity in the Face of Death, Grief and Mourning in Communities of Color". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.1 (2023): 78-81.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Eric Rogers. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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