Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Eric Bibb

David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, January 2014

DR JOY DEGRUY coined the term Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome to describe the multi-generational trauma experienced by African Americans as a consequence of slavery. In a 2005 study, the Assistant Professor at Portland State University identified vacant esteem, a marked propensity for anger and violence, and racist socialisation as three key indicators of PTSS. Eric Bibb explores a similar theme on 'The Right Thing', a track from Jericho Road, his finest album yet.

Total word count of piece: 2122

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.