It’s time to work through the pain of racial healing

Jan 17, 2020

By Laura Hill

“’Healing is a process.’ How many times have we heard this well-meaning cliché?

“Last fall these fateful words were uttered by an emergency room physician, after I fell at home and broke my leg. The recovery prognosis was good, contingent upon surgery, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab stints, and being confined to a wheelchair for eight weeks. It was a hard pill to swallow.

“The common denominator in all injury is pain. Whether it is physical or emotional, pain is real and distressing. Like physical wounds, racial wounds cause pain, stress and sometimes shock and trauma. Racial wounds are inflicted when people are subjected to discrimination, injustices, bias and prejudices based on their race.”

To read the rest of this article, go to It’s time to work through the pain of racial healing,” by Laura Hill, for the Virginia Gazette.

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