Black Lives Matter activists at a VCU in Virginia claim they’re suffering from racist battle fatigue and mental illness due to white people. Brittney Maddox and Taneasha White recently started the “Black Minds Matter Project” at the university to combat the conditions in the black community caused by white people.
“Mental illness on a large scale has a prevalence in the black community. Especially in this area, even though Richmond is like 51 percent black people, there is still a large presence of non people of color, at VCU especially. [Because of that] I know some people have problems finding the community they need.” – Taneasha White
Maddox complained of racist microaggressions whether they be intentional or unintentional. These aggressions are directed towards her. They pile up throughout the day and have a negative impact on her mental state:
“I just remember feeling really tired and the videos [of the shootings] were up everywhere. Everything was just crazy, so I hit up some friends to ask, ‘Hey, how you doing?’ You know, you check in just to see how people were feeling about this and we all kind of had the same feelings.” – Brittney Maddox
Maddoz and White have set up workshops to help these black people fight their illness. They are called “We Gon’ Be All Right: An Allyship Workshop,” “Are You OK?”, and “Getting In Formation: A Trauma Coping Workshop.”
I wonder what people that struggle with actual mental illnesses think about this?
Source: MRC TV