Psychologist helps heal inner city wounds
"…I’d say I’ve seen a dramatic shift beginning in the 1980s," said Bracy. "Each decades the black families seemed more shattered. The parent, usually a single mother, struggled to support the family and the kids just seemed to go their own way. It’s like there’s no real sense of purpose and no spirituality."
Bracy said he also saw some young people in trouble as confused individuals from a good background who just ended up hanging with the wrong crowd.
"Sometimes these kids lead a double life like a secret society, until they get into trouble and their parents realize what they’ve been up to. A lot of times it’s peer pressure and following the leader. But they’re not really bad people…"
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