Black People : Stockholm syndrome

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    it is my theory that blacks who identify strongly with the oppressor and turn against other blacks are actually showing signs of this disorder:

    Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker

    The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28 in 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their victimizers, and even defended their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome
     
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    ok

    i would say this is not too far fetched
    i understand the meaning of this
    but to me the meaning doesn't do enough justice for what black people have gone thru
     
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    what's your point james?
     
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    i feel this explains a lot of black behaviour
     
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    Which specific actions are you referring to?

    In actuallity it explains VERY LITTLE about us as a race.
     
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    i am surprised that you cannot see it. i thought it would be clear to everyone.
    i guess i am wrong.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    jamesfrmphilly,

    With this theory of yours, you have described only a very small segment of the Black Community. Malcolm X called these same ones, in his theory, Uncle Toms, and advocated they be done away with, what say you, jamesfrmphilly?


     
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    Yeah it does.
    I wonder what's the best tmt for this psychological disorder. I read somewhere that they should not be pressured by family members. So, I guess the Drop Squad was not such a good idea.

    But I don't think Malcolm's solution is realistic.
     
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    stockholm syndrome is a mental illness.....

    i do not think it is a small segment, i think it is most of us that show this to some extent.
    you do not "get rid" of people who show a specific mental illness.
    "uncle tom" is sick. you fix him.
     
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    so james,you practicing psychiatry now?
     
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