I have had this question directed to me in debates and discussions as well. And I have answered it in an particular way to where they conceded. But I know there is a stronger answer than even what I have given them , even though it worked. Some peoples agument is " any connection we had with anyone from west africa is GONE. " because of the admixture of different people, upon our people , do to the rape of our women during slavery. And they also say we should forget about the old testament and just only be concerned with the new testament only. It doesnt matter what identity we are or have. And they think we should in so many words walk around with some new identity,based on who we are now, and or better yet don't even think or care about it. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS YOU GUYS TAKE ON THIS SUBJECT?? I will tell you how I answer this question after I get some wisdom from this panel as well. And what ever knowledgd I get I will add it to what I already know and what I have already used as arsenal. Thankyou everyone in advance.