On ‘Hood Disease’, ‘Affluenza’, and the Roots of ‘Black Crime’
Posted on June 6, 2014
Pop quiz. Which group experiences the higher rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD: American soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan or American children living in high-crime neighborhoods? If you guessed our troops fighting overseas, you’re wrong.
A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claims that children living in violent neighborhoods are far worse off than their combatant counterparts because their home, in essence, is a war zone. This form of PTSD, greatly diminishes the importance of many factors that would help one to escape their environment, education being the biggest.