[Ed. – If the treatment of this subject were any more slanted, the words would fall off the page. It’s not the number of police killings of blacks, which are in single digits, but the constant drumbeat of the message that ‘all police are racist’ from media sources like ABC News that account for any anxiety in the black community.]
Dr. Thomas A. Vance of Columbia University suggests that Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience “serious mental health problems” than the general population. They also found that Black youth who are exposed to violence are 25% more likely to experience PTSD.
In 2018, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Boston University School of Public Health examined data from police killings between 2013 and 2016 and their effects on the mental health of Black Americans.
“Our estimates, therefore, suggest that the population mental health burden from police killings among black Americans is nearly as large as the mental health burden associated with diabetes,” the authors of the study wrote.