Being black in America has caused black people to operate with a level of racial trauma. Trauma is a haunting pain, like a ghost who has taken up residence in a specific area of a house. The weight of race can be debilitating and antagonizing as you operate in a world that sees the color of your skin as a factor in how you’re perceived. For healing to happen, the Church in America must consistently and openly lament our past injustices. Lament allows for our frustrations, sorrow, and loneliness. But more than that, it allows us to connect with God emotionally who is grieved by the past as well.