Salvation is the Issue: Restorative Healing in the Tradition, the essential pieces towards Black Liberation.
- When discussing healing what do we envision? The denotation of health continues in its dynamic mold as un-static and forever changing. Health is seen as a multifaceted structure or institution created to promote health; yet active, falls into a limited and compartmentalized ideology. There has been resilient failure in connecting to the root of various health issues as well as a strong neglect to ... read moreresolve limitations of health. The ideological forces behind healthcare and medicine remain dominated and controlled by Western colonial institutions; thereby, reinforcing and continuing the bastardization of other modes of healing that are imperative to the specific, special, and particular healing and liberation of the Black Diaspora. Black healing remains interrupted as colonization and oppression permeate into every aspect of Black livelihood. How do we critically address Black struggle towards wellness? What are the ingredients to Black prosperity? What does it mean to be sick or ill? What does it mean to be well? The discussion and promotion of healing must move beyond highly privileged and highly white modes of discourse as well as move past the temporary resolutions created in order to bring liberation to Black people.read less