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Tattoos, Trauma, and Tackling Stigma on Black Ink Chicago

January 15, 2020

John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and co-Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, was quoted in a January 15 story on The Root about trauma felt in communities where violence is prevalent.

"'Sustained traumatic stress reaction.’ That’s our term,” he tells The Root. “Because, there is no ‘post’,” he says. “If 80 percent of people in your community have it, we can’t call it a disease, we can’t call it a disorder, we have to call it a reaction to what’s happening in your environment.”

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