On Independence Day, John Hope Bryant explored the concept of “40 Acres and a Mule” and how it relates to Americans today. He encourages us to stop obsessing over 40 Acres and a Mule, because we cannot let discrimination and racism halt our success. Admittedly — there are problems out there, but loving and believing in ourselves CAN set us free. John Hope Bryant introduces the concept of “40 Books and a Bank Account” instead, signifying that once we have equipped ourselves with knowledge, no one can take that away.

“Watch how you live your life — it may be the only bible anybody else reads.”

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