Dr. JC: Epigenetics is something that we all need to understand. It's really just being able to recognize that even our experiences can get encoded into our genetics. Particularly, for people of African descendant, epigenetics is important because it helps us to understand how our psychosocial history of enslavement, ends up trickling into modern-day behaviors and can actually be transmitted in the form of a genetic code. Which can take more than a black President to kind of just release.
Dr. JC: We need to recondition ourselves.
Karen: How do you recondition yourself?
Dr. JC: First, we have to understand what does it mean to be African.
Karen: Where do we find that answer?
Lurie: And what if you don't want to be African because of what you've been taught about what it means to be African.
Dr. JC: If there's one thing that you read. It's an old book, but it's a classic. "The Development Psychology of the Black Child", by Amos Wilson. We have to understand how to cultivate it from the womb through education. And understanding the ways in which we need to educate our children, so that we're not trying to heal a broken people as adults. So, I would start there. Also, "Yurugu" by Dr, Marimba Ani.