So the beat goes on…

The Transformational Agenda Magazine 26th Edition

SO THE BEAT GOES ON

American culture has conditioned us to close our eyes, ears, and brains to truth—whenever the topic turns to race in America.

Just say the word “slavery” to anyone, black or white, and you can literally see the shade come down on their brain. If you continue, they soon say things like: “I didn’t want to know that,” “It just makes me angry, so I don’t think about it,” “It was so long ago,” and “Everyone just needs to pull up their bootstraps.”

This refusal to even think about slavery—much less to view, examine, study, and thus establish an intellectually honest truth regarding race in America—is the blockade that makes racial reconciliation in America impossible. So, my beloved African Americans cannot connect the dots between American slavery and the wacky, self-destructive things we do today. Attempt a conversation to do so and often you will be accused of blaming the victim.

Racial reconciliation in America is impossible until we are willing, with intellectual honesty, to view, examine, study, and thus establish a single, intellectually honest truth regarding race in America. So, my beloved Caucasian Americans cannot connect the dots between the reality of American slavery and its direct connection to the wacky behaviors of African Americans today. Nor, that their ancestors (during American slavery and Jim Crow) were cruel barbarians, whose legacy is unworthy of protection. Attempt a conversation, and often you will be reminded that race, religion, and politics are not discussed with your friends and family—because they are divisive.

So, the beat goes on, with no one playing with a full deck and Americans acting like we are the enemy of one another. 

The Transformational Agenda Magazine 26th Edition

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