For a half-century or more, black people have laboured under the spell of what Jesse Lee Peterson calls the “alchemists”. These are the race hustlers, media hacks, politicians, community organisers, and the like who promise to “fundamentally transform” America. The transformation they promise, however, produces only fool’s gold — unearned benefits like welfare, food stamps, subsidised housing, pay-outs from lawsuits, and maybe one day even “reparations.” Worse, to secure these counterfeit goods, recipients have to sacrifice something of infinite value: the sanctity of the two-parent family. It is a devil’s bargain. In The Antidote: Healing America from The Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood, Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson explains that this noxious, blaming mind-set has destroyed the black family, magnified racial tensions, pitted women against men, and quashed a sense of paternal responsibility — which in essence has killed the soul of the black community. The antidote to this poison has the power to save America and can be found inside this book. Now is the time to reject the culture of blame and find the antidote — it can save your life, your family, and your future.