2018 has brought extraordinary trauma to people of color, but it doesn’t stop with the victims’ families and friends. Please read Shaun’s article about the real impact of police violence and hate crimes on the black community as a whole.

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“EARLIER THIS SUMMER, a groundbreaking study was released that determined that when an unarmed African-American was killed by police, it has a horrible, measurable impact on the mental health of African-Americans. This, of course, may seem obvious. Yet what I found jarring was that the study determined that those same deaths — or even the deaths of unarmed white people by American police — don’t have any measurable mental health impact on white people.”

The Aftermath of Botham Jean’s Killing Shows Why We Need to Cope With the Community Trauma of Police Brutality: Shaun King, The Intercept