90,000 days

The Transformational Agenda Magazine 26th Edition

…you exist today because…

African Americans are suffering from an intergenerational and psychological trauma, which is rooted in the 90,000 days (247 years, times 365 days in a year) we spent in dehumanizing bondage, and the 36,500 days (100 years, times 365 days in a year) we spent in the slavery by another name, the Jim Crow Era. 

This causes us to live out unconscious negative mental legacies of slavery on a daily basis without our conscious decision to do so. We are aware of the devastating symptoms; yet not even knowing that there is a root cause nor what it is, we have proven unable to stop the self-destructive behaviors.

The disempowerment that our ancestors faced as slaves on the plantation continues to present day, because we have failed to systematically and courageously address these negative mental legacies of slavery. As a result, we are disempowered to heal and to make better, wiser, and more empowered choices for our loved ones and for ourselves.

Today, all of American culture is no longer aligned against us. 

Yes, significant racism, prejudice, and white privilege remain; surely no one can deny that. But also, today, lingering remnants of our tragic history result in our harming ourselves. 

We suffer because of what we don’t know that we don’t know while unconsciously living negative mental legacies of slavery. And each negative legacy has one factor in common: the same type of behavior that proved rational during slavery is actually irrational and self-destructive today.

The Transformational Agenda Magazine 26th Edition

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