In Sugar Cane Alley, And Post Traumatic Slave Disorder By Joy De Gruy

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Slavery was taken place almost all around the world. Once slavery was over, the people of African ancestry had to face some common struggles and they still do, today. A few common struggles are racism and lack of opportunities by treating the trauma. Treating so one can overcome those struggles. Through the film Sugar Cane Alley and in the video Post Traumatic Slave Disorder by Dr. Joy De Gruy, will demonstrate how the people of African ancestry will overpass their obstacles.
One of the many struggles is racism. Racism comes in play when someone is being judged for their own race. During slavery, the main group being targeted was the people of African ancestry. Even after slavery, blacks were not treated equally or even given a position in
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There is a scene where a character named Leopald, who is born from a black woman and a white man. Who live near a village/town with poor black people. Their lives were more stable than those black people combined together. This young boy’s father got into an accident causing him to live his last moments. In his last moments, his wife wants him to recognize Leopald as his son so he could keep some of his property and not suffer being left with nothing. Upon his last words, he is not going to give his “white last name” to him or any properties to his own son because he was not born white. Leopald has the right to keep those properties but since his father is against his color, he cannot. The fact the father is rejecting his son by his color implies Leopald’s father us being racist. His father prefers the color white than his son, who is black. Even though, some whites and blacks can form a family, the white would prefer their own race regardless of their color children. Racism comes in place in almost …show more content…
The whole concept of them being “free” is being able to do things they could not do when they were slaves. Now that they are free, those opportunities are still far. The biggest opportunity out there is education. Through education, one is able to adapt and be somebody in a society and show the whites that they are not stupid and are capable of doing better than them. But, none of that can happen because the whites made it almost impossible for the blacks to get themselves educated. One out of millions gets the chance to study in good universities. For example José comes from a poor village, who lives with his grandmother named M’man-Tine. This old woman will make sure that his grandson will not live the same life like she did, working in the sugar cane fields. She wants him to be someone important and be able to live a more peaceful life. M’man-Tine was told that José has the character and the ability to go study at Fort-de-France. They had a quite little problem; José did not get full scholarship. Therefore, M’man-Tine worked as a laundry woman to pay his tuition. She is the type of person who does not give up easily. There are people who would not give up and will find a way to resolve it. The way they take an action to resolve it and finding another way to get to those opportunities has shown us that, they are able to overpass this common

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