Racism the true origin from social order, greed, and the struggle for Power

A provocative short documentary & true life compelling story

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Where does such a ugly thing originate from, it surely had its real purpose of separation

"The word prejudice (or foredeeming) is most often used to refer to preconceived judgments toward people or a person because of race/ethnicity, gender, social class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, nationality or other personal characteristics. It can also refer to unfounded beliefs[1] and may include "any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence."[2]Gordon Allport defined prejudice as a "feeling, favorable or unfavorable, toward a person or thing, prior to, or not based on, actual experience." (Directly referenced from Wikipedia's definition)

Racism is nothing without its best friend and concubine prejudice, lets not forget its mother as well as ultimate soul controller, and true dictator of the game, discrimination. Well to define them all here in this article would simply waste much of the originality of this hub, and so I will refrain from doing such. You can look them up on Wikipedia, to get their wicked notorious definitions if you wish, but most people who have experienced them up close and personal all know it so well, what its set out to do to them, and for some unfortunate souls has truly done over (In the most horrible, demoralizing and humiliating of ways one can imagine that humans can be treated). Now for those who have used it as a sort of leverage and power source to take advantage of others, well they know why they've sought out to use its mighty sword of slithery devilish destructiveness.


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My Hub writing inspiration of the year! She is amazing folks!

The writing of this hub was an inspiration from a fellow hubber who's actually new to the hubpages family and goes by the name of Angela Brummer. Her hub was sensational and titled "Stopping Racism", and I think we all should read it and show her some love. She is a powerful writer and has already amounted 441 followers thus far which is pretty far out, for only 6 weeks on hubpages, plus she's only written 14 hubs total thus far which says a whole lot about her awesome writing talent. (Which is the exact number of followers I currently have after 9 months.)

Wow! the numbers she's currently putting up here on hubpages is quite astounding, and lets cheer her on, as she might be the very next hub millionaire, if there ever was one.


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The cruel and utter experience of Racism

Experiencing racism is tough to deal with for sure, and especially when you are considered by most people to be that of the minority in a social group or that of an entire society of individuals. Today’s form of racism has definitely played its part on keeping things somewhat separate and mostly unfair for many people.

One prime example of this is where certain writers are not celebrated for that of their true written quality, and value of their written works, at times due to being judged by that of their peers in an unfair an unequal manner.

This has even been done here on hubpages in the past per-say by fellow hubbers who've simply left hate messages for no other reason, but because they must of thought they could get away with such unrighteous hatred (Racism isn't tolerated here on hubpages). I've even read a hub from a fellow hubber who I won't name, who actually committed such racist remarks against his own race in his hub. I saw this when I first joined hubpages, and of course I flagged that hub for inappropriate content or behavior that was placed in the comment area section. So if you see it anywhere on the network, make sure to flag it! but be sure that it is in fact a racial epitaph towards someone, because you may have to explain yourself to the hubpages staff if it isn't.

I have also been attacked by a user here as well but only one time, and he was removed from the network, and this was when I had put my real life photo into my hubpages profile, and yes I am African American in decent, but it was handled by the hubpages staff I assume, because his profile simply vanished into thin air there after. His user name was Neil, and his comment he left me was quite amusing to say the least, its on my Cloud Computing article that earned me a Hubnugget award when I had first joined the network here. (It appears that his attack may have actually been racially motivated, judging by the tone and words in his hateful comment he left for me there, you can see it for your own eyes and take what you think of it there.)

This happens in many differing arenas and not just in the field of writing, but has occurred in many facets of life. Racial discrimination is ugly and it’s extremely harsh at times on its victims, and is also a crime in America to use such things against people to assimilate any form of action, gestures, or exhibiting any forms of biases towards someone according to differing appearance in a person’s skin tone alone.


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Thought's on the civil rights movement

There's not quite any other moment in history as that of the civil rights movement where racism had actually lashed out much more violently, and in this reason of social issues in America has engraved a permanent scar on the psyche of human beings worldwide to never ever forget.

At such a time period in history the rights of all human beings were truly questioned, the moral fiber and code of ethics of an entire nation was tested, and the tensile stress of our very honor and courage to recover from such a decrepit condition is tremendous to say the least, because both villain and victim were in a terrible place during those times in our modern history for sure. Mainly because even if you were on the discriminant delivering end, you had to be a truly empty soul to land such physical or mental abuse on that of another human being, who had been absolutely defenseless towards their assailants and vicious criminals.

The funny thing about history though is that, prior to the civil war, and the freedom of the once enslaved class of people, it was within the laws to do harm to that in which you had owned, meaning that torturing and beating, and even killing of your slaves was warranted and accepted, as well as legal under the United States court of law. Plus after slavery was abolished throughout the United Stated, it was still against the law to mix with African Americans in the south, and some places up North (Due to preexisting constitutional laws of segregation). Could you imagine it was even against the law for a slave to learn to read, as I learned about in college while reading the autobiography of Frederich Douglas.

So when looking at a persons moral compass, and from which their family blood lines derived, its not hard to understand why they may actually think it is still quite alright to be racist, and a bigot towards yet another human being. This is just an example of how the whole blood line social thing has played itself out over time in America, but has been going on for centuries all throughout the ages of man made time and everywhere on a much grander scale of that of the whole entire globe.


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Just a philosophy of division

Racism is a social power tool and instrument of division, and a true force of darkness and has been used as an element of surprise that has come in handy and played its utterly forceful unforgiving role of separation. Setting its most harsh and final course, as to what is to happen to that of the masses of people, when the time comes for who’s who, and what’s going to be rendered to that of ownership of land, private property, by those who were its care takers and deliverers of such a brutal force.

It was also used to establish who was allowed at one time to have control of raw materials that exist in many lands,and especially after a ethnically based war has been won, and once all the dust had settled in some far out foreign land from which had been occupied by invaders, and where war was imminently derived from strategic planning for many years.

This is where racism had its true origins which must have been contrived by such rulers of ancient times, and it all began with the countless wars over the ownership of lands & wilderness.

I think the whole hatred towards differing colored skin, simply became a cover up in my opinion, to disguise the real fact that it all began over greed, jealousy, and outright wrong doings towards particular races of people, and ethnicity's.

This sort of compelling force of unrighteousness was handed down by the ruling classes of Europeans in which their descendants who became known as European Americans (Anglo Americans) inherited over time, and some of whom which have yet to let go of. (Refer to wikipedia for Racism in the United States to get a better view and perspective on it all.)

In any event all walks of life have their differences with one another, but for the most part things do appear to be improving on a global scale when you look at the way thing had been many years back when the world was much less united, and more physically divided based of geographical barriers that physically separated people from one another whether it be by land mass or by that of the sea, or acres of ice.

It isn't about skin color at all, its all about a power struggle

If you are treated wrongly no matter what it is something that will tend to throw off your equilibrium somewhat, and to me this is the actual purpose of racism, it is a negative force that only gets power from harnessing evil within the mind, and then must be thrown outward at someone in the form of mind or bodily threats, taunting, or outright horrible sounded wordings (Racial or ethnic slurs) that have the potential to harm another person psychologically, mentally or physically.

Actually being racist towards someone is a proven technique, that was all set up purposely by the likes of some truly weak individuals who seemed to crave for others energy, for control, to be worshiped (As a so-called slave master), desired attention, and had a true hateful purpose.

Now these hurting souls had sought out to get what they came for in an all out attempt to arrive themselves at a far more superior stance of negative emotional feelings, physical and or spiritual false confidence. This all in hopes to become more powerful, and to gain utter supremacy over their victim or group of victims, that this particular form of hatred had once targeted in a huge way, and mostly as land and property came into full scope of occupying and take over.

This is done to create a division of power, and is something that has been a technique used to create metaphysical boundaries between people, when it comes to unity being achieved.

In any social structure whether it be that of mankind or that of animals war, fighting, and division is eminent. There is always going to be a defining moment where someone will step up and try to dominate that of another social group, class, or even an entire species over another.

Oppressive governments and regimes have all used racism, sexism, and the separation of classes church & state, to restructure things socially as they saw fit, as had occurred with Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, in South Africa with the apartheid saga & Nelson Mandela many years back.

These are just some examples of the ugliness that hatred and racism has spread worldwide over time, but it has its truest origins in world domination, destruction of human beings, and ultimately greed stemming all the way back to ancient times. This actually proves that skin color is a more recent face of racism, and it goes much deeper then that where its true unrighteousness has been mustered up from. Many more told, and untold stories also fit into this hurtful truth, but if we don't learn from such a reality and fact we are surely doomed to repeat it.

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Whats your take on racial equality or unity today between differing races

  • Its a great thing we're all headed towards
  • I love people of all races
  • Knowing we have a black president is awesome!
  • I don't care
  • It frightens me
  • I only wanna be part of my own race & culture whats wrong with that
  • Racial equality is a must & will happen worldwide someday
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Racial Equality over that of inequality

Over the years there's been massive changes in how people tend to socialize, and mainly because of efforts from politicians, advocates of civil rights, and many other factions that have teamed up together to put an end to racism once and for all.

Martin Luther King Junior, is one many who's fully credited for such efforts, and there's countless others, and there's is a few Presidents as well who have stood out above the rest in the spreading of the fact of unity, and justice for all. President John F Kennedy was assassinated for what hood stood for, and so was Martin Luther King, and so many others like Malcolm X all stood for racial equality in the end, but at first Malcolm has been a racist, and black supremacist himself.

These individuals fought for our civil liberties and rights, but those who were truly racist took lethal shots at them in all out attempts to use hem as example's for us all to see what happens to folks who try to unify the races, and this was done by those who had so much hatred built up in their hearts and minds, but that hatred actually. Whats quite ironic though is, their evil strives to keep us all separate has done quite the opposite and has back fired on them all, because today we have a black president known as President Obama and is the 44th President of the United States of America.

Now, no matter what people may say to try and change such a well known fact, or take away from Obama's accomplishments, it is a done deal that will be written into the history books as the fact that we are being lead by a descendant of an ex-slave.

So it is true that our world has seen a great deal of change in terms of humans exchange of power, control, and overall global dominion. We should all be proud to be living at a time where we definitely in reaching distance and one step closer to global unity, and unity of all humanity due to this undeniable factor that even a African American can become a commander and chief of the almighty U.S. and that of his face being placed onto the America Dollar.

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My thoughts on it all

I do like to say though that we've definitely come a long way indeed, and hopefully mankind can some day laugh at all of this mess we created on earth, and look back at our more primitive mindsets, and cultures we all came up with to only celebrate as one world together, each day, each year, and to simply celebrate our moment of triumph over so many countless world depressions, global atrocities, and horrifying moments we've all survived to tell these compelling stories about.

Maybe some day I can write a book about such a reality coming to life, and until then I will be in hot pursuit to help add to the unification process which many of us all want and deserve to have.

"United we stand and divided we fall"

This is me today folks networking in every way possible and sharing like a mad man outside of hubpages, Unity is near for us all

The land of the Free

America is a boiling pot of many differing races, creeds, cultures, and with that being the case, the mixing of classes and of differing cultures worldwide, has brought fourth such a reality of social fusion and potential for unity, which in the past may have not been possible. If it wasn't for the total reassessment and complete take over of the lands of the Americas from that of the native culture here known as Native Americans, we wouldn't be here to even enjoy our day to day living in the United States and so this is all a end result of wrong doings somehow turned into right doings.

They also fit into this tightly knit racial equation of sorts, and for some odd reason take the brunt end of the stick when it comes to many social issues being brought up, or issues of race being discussed.

The fact is they are the rightful owners of this land, and its all been taken away from them, but they still have the true moral inner nature to forgive, but never forget. So if they can do so why is it that we all can't do the same no matter which side of the fence we stand on.

I think racism is silly when you really come to think about it and is a factor of definite greed though because what power would it have if it weren't for the division of lands, and wrongful and unfair take over that has occurred in America at one time.

Pretty much it needs to be destroyed, in order for us all to some day become harmonious in our search and quest for racial equality worldwide. This would only bring further rise to true freedom, which I deeply feel is to be loved by everyone and to show love for others no matter how they appear to look.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A complex subject for sure my friend; you have handled it beautifully. I want to believe we have moved forward as a nation and that racism is not as prevalent as it once was....I want to believe that....I'm just not sure I do. :)

Peace to you my friend; have a wonderful day and well done!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks Billybuc, it is a tough issue of sorts, and I think for some odd reason it has its undertones here on the web as well.

The only thing I can do is keep on pushing fourth positivity into these digital spaces in hopes that things will one day change for us all. I'm preparing yet another hub, in regards to it all since you've responded so eloquently to my hub here. Thanks bro for the further inspiration.


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SpanStar 4 years ago

Racism is the purest form of ignorance. Sadly however I believe there are a number of people who I feel support the ideas that the lies they have been told just might be true that is why we carry around this distrust for one another just waiting for the opportunity to say "you see I told you so." Depending upon what race we run into too many of us as soon as we see that person of interest we automatically tense up for no other reason other than they are in our present.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi CloudExplorer

Thank you for writing this hub. I pray for the day when all human beings can live in harmony.

Voted up and away!

Take Care :)


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DS Duby 4 years ago from United States, Illinois

useful and beautiful, racial equality is a must for a better world and I try to keep faith that it will happen. In my opinion most racism today derives from either ignorance or jealousy, most people don't even know why they hate. I personally was raised in a poor household in an even poorer neighborhood and found out first hand about being hated for no reason, the human race can be cruel. Because of where I came from I made it my goal to treat everyone with the respect that I would like to have whether they show it back or not. This hub should be hub of the day my friend, great job.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you @Spanstar for sharing your kind words an perspective on what racism is. I truly dislike it and ever since I've heard of the term, the first encounter I had with its evil lash was abrupt, but I must say i was fully prepared to handle it at the time, because my mom taught me all about conflict resolution.

I learned to forgive those who have trespassed on me, and so healing has occurred more then anything in my life experiences with others, whether it was a good one or a bad one and I also think god had a whole lot to do with how it all turned out.

For the most part I meet some pretty awesome people who are genuinely kind and from all races and culture all across the web, and so I think things moving in a positive direction overall, even though there might just be still a few bad apples in the bunch.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Hi @Sueswanwe are definitely much closer to being united as one with all the beautiful people of the world, and peace I also hope is near as well.

I'll pray and keep the faith that this day comes soon as well, thanks you for the awesome comment, for the vote, and I truly appreciate you paying my hub here some love by sharing with me.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you @DS Duby, I'm glad that you have remained a good person despite the hate you had experienced, its not hard to maintain a straight head, and good faith today.

Your are definitely headed towards the right directions as a whole in life, and maybe some day in the future we could meet and shake hands, hang out or what have you.

I think many of us would have a great time sharing some cool moment, because we all mostly think alike, when it comes to being unified with others, at peace with the world.

Thanks man for the cool insightful comment, and I truly believe the world is changing for the better, and so I will never stop praying and doing my part to deliver positive messages as well.


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

This is awesome CloudExplorer! I am an advocate of Employment Equity at work promoting diversity and we hope to completely remove the barriers of racism and ensure equal employment opportunities for everyone. You're correct, "it isn't about the color at all but greed and power struggle". I am sharing your hub at work for everyone's reading pleasure.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you for sharing my hub @CrisSp, that was a very kind gesture, I figured why not give this hub subject a shot, and all this just came to me & I had to write it especially after I read Angela Brummer's awesome hub.

I think we are definitely headed towards the right directions in terms of racial unification today, let hope we get there soon, because equality has already been here for quite some time now.


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Grim Master 4 years ago from Below the Earth

Very inspiring read. Racism is just a silly tool to divide and conquer, separation of people from people who did nothing to deserve such hate. Every person is equal and should be treated equally, disregarding race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. It's funny and quite pathetic how people can automatically dismiss someone judging from their tone of skin or place of origin.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Yes Grim Master it is, i use to always think about it all as a kid, when my mom would tell me of stories about the past dealing with her youthful years of segregation, and what people were putting me and my brother through, back then being mistreated in school when I went to a bilingual school.

There were racial issues amongst blacks and Hispanic's back then like it was crazy, and many of the Puerto Rican elementary school kids (New York City) at the time had showed their ignorance and prejudice towards me and my brother who were just a tad bit darker skin then them.

The funny thing is my mom was from Honduras in central America and we understood every word they had said to us, both out loud and when they whispered to one another from time to time in classes and all.

Such thoughts raced through my head all the time ( I was like 8 or 9 years old), as to the fact that it was pure silliness the hate they would muster up and by calling us all kinds of names like "Negro" which means black in Spanish.

Its tough to hold back not trying to explode, but I always knew how to be cool and to hold my temper, my brother was a fighter and would go crazy on them, trying to fight the whole school, lol.

Thanks man for the awesome comment you left me there, that was thoughtful of you, and also thanks for reading my hub.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I would like to see this hub rated as Hub Of the Day because it embarks on something which dwells in the wombs of mankind in some or the other form .

I believe the devil strikes with his universal policy of divide and conquer regularly from time to time...

Racism exists as the Caste System in India... and Believe me... it has dire effects and consequences here....

The ugly menace of reservation in my country has left deserving people in a mist of failure and depression for a life time while low quality professionals keep on thriving to ruin the name of great institutions.

Keeping myself to the hub my brother, as I said earlier... it is brilliantly written and has inspired my muse so much that I feel writing something very powerful...

A brilliant hub


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I was excited to see your hub! This is really great! Thank you for sharing this topic with so much passion! Also thank you for all the nice things that you have said about me! Your the best! I will share this!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Rahul, you and I both know the true horror's of such hatred as racism unleashes onto its victims, and its all knowing master oppression.

These two compelling forces of evil have had their way with humanity for far to long, and have been losing the battle lately, and as for those who have conjured them up or have been holding on to such powerfully destructive forces of control and separation.

Love of self and that of all other walks of life has definitely taken center stage in recent years globally as a weapon to end such hatred through unification, and even though some internal issues such as what exists in your mother country of India as you've expressed here are still prevalent, we must all work towards unity, peace, and prosperity for everyone.

So that also means to have forgiveness for those who have crossed our paths in the wrong way as well, which Mahatma Gandhi himself has taught the world, back in the 1940's before his assassination.

I hope things get better over there for you and for us all as a globe, because not a single soul should be suffering in our modern times of high tech everything.

Let's hope that our creator can grant us such a wish, and until then I will continue to write about theme's of peace, inspiration, and hope, as well as continue to pray for us all. Written with much love, your budd Cloud Explorer aka Mike Pugh.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank you for writing this hub and dedicating to Angela Brummer. She also wrote a wonderful hub. Your hub is also well..wonderful. I do believe racism is evil, that is just what I believe. Your hub helped me understand it more. I also pray that we can rise above it someday.

Voted up.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Dear Angela,

You must be an Angel, that has chosen to come down from the Heavens, from far above the clouds to join Hubpages, and begin writing with us all in this awesome community.

How else could you explain your amazing talent and gift of attraction, and the powers to embrace the entire community in such a short period of time, and with out as much effort as most of us put in each day.

Your words is what prompted me to share your work with everyone, and those weren't just any words, they were words of a person who truly cares about others, whether it is someone of your own bloodline or not of the same ethnicity or not. This is what gravitated me towards your hub, and made me even write this hub, and to you I am forever in debt to here.

You are amazing indeed, and your number of followers tells the tale here on hubpages, lets hope the monsoon of fans keeps poring in your direction, because even if you've only been on hubpages for about 6-7 weeks you show and prove to us all that time is no relevance here on the web. Its a matter of shear talent and being yourself.

Thank you for paying my hub here some love, and for sharing it with your awesome fan base and all. Congratulations on your success here at hubpages thus far, your performance here is outstanding!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Michele Travis, I'm happy you enjoyed reading my hub and feel that it has shown you something new.

I did my best with it all, thanks to Angela, she inspired me to write it, and it made for a much more sensible hub topic to choose. Thanks for the vote up.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this has to be one of the best hubs I have ever read.. You really out did yourself.. I am sharing with the world.. Racism is so evil.. I have never understood it.. I have great parents they did not teach me like that..

God bless you for writing this..

Debbie


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thank you @Deborah for paying my hub here a visit, for reading and for your kind words. I also appreciate the blessings, and as we both spoke on FB, hatred is ugly, but you know there is no reason why we cannot extinguish it for good.

The fact is, some people will not let go of the fear that they also harbor deep inside, besides the hate, and the fear is what drives them mostly to continue such horrible feelings, just as a bully does today.

Hatred will lose the battle in the end and the kingdom of god will take over for sure, I can feel it as well. Lovely comment you left me here, may god bless us all.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

I agree with you in everything you have said here, CloudExplorer. You have come from different angles and used many examples that all come to the same conclusion, racism is wrong and has been used as a means to create fear and to gain power. In the playground this sort of behavior isn't tolerated and in this sense racism is "silly", as you say, for what right does one child have over another. Children are taught to share, to respect others, to include everyone regardless of their differences. Yet throughout history to the present day, leaders and authoritarians worldwide have encouraged racism through their policies and decision making, spreading this evil throughout their people.

Here in Australia, like the Native Americans, our indigenous people, the traditional owners of this land, have been displaced and discriminated against since white settlement. There have been gradual changes with areas of land that hold great significance for our indigenous, being handed back to their councils however social reform has been lacking. Essentially our indigenous people are expected to assimilate, despite the differences in our cultures and traditions. When assimilation fails the people are condemned and shunned by society. They turn to alcohol and other forms of escape and then are judged for their anti social behavior creating a vicious circle.

These people lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years before white settlement. Their traditions are invaluable and we could learn so much from them particularly as western ways have created so much degradation of our land. Their culture is rich in family and spiritual love and yet they are subjected to hate and prejudice.

This world is very twisted, however we can make a difference by spreading the word through writing and that is why your article here and those of others on this subject are so important. Thank you for writing this hub. Your stance is the only stance as it is based on love and compassion for all. There is no other way forward. My votes and best wishes to you CloudExplorer, and SHARING.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Fennelseed, before I respond to you most insightful and thoughtful comment, I would like to say thanks for taking the time to truly absorb the true essence of my hub here.

I have had a friend I met online many year ago who had lived in New Zealand which of course is a sort of relative country to that of Australia, she told me of many stories about the Auzzie People there, and much of what you've just written about was also expressed to me through her, and when I had heard of her life story, and that of her people's it came as a shock to me.

Actually at first her story seemed to be to perfect, but soon as time moved along a social and political experience of a more political event had occurred there in her country, and it became a wide spread issue for her and her family which were in the 100's all spread through New Zealand.

I was a bit thrown off to discover that even in her sacred homeland, there was governmental uprisings that were erupting and trying to take ownership of the native lands from that of the people who have rightful ownership by bloodline, and family inheritance from centuries of time of ownership of land.

Who gives any governmental body the right to do such things, which generally is made up of a much smaller group of outsiders who've only aimed to take over using money, and political control, but who've managed to persuade the populous to create armies of their own peoples.

So I truly understand what your speaking about here when it comes to being occupied by a corrupt regime type government, who is only out for taking the precious lands from the rightful owners. It all needs to stop, its truly senseless and only leads to further self destructive & artificial forms of living, which many of us in the cities and townships know so very well worldwide.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Excellent points in a stellar hub. My prayer is that more people will read, understand and act accordingly.


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jazzy913 4 years ago

A well written description of what is something that seems to never die in this country. I have been living in the south for the last 28 years , I am originally from Long Island NY. I have had some interesting as well as sad experiences when I was living in Long Island. I was born in the mid fifties and lived there until I was 30 yrs. old. As a child you dont' really comprehend the subtle differences between childen in Kindergarten I would say through the sixth grade. At least that is what it was like for me. I had white friends as well as my own friends. I didn't notice the invisible lines in the neighborhood that separted the races literally until I was able to leave the security of my part of the neighborhood and venture further away from home.

As time went on the white friends I had sort of decided to stick with their own kind. That sort of was the case with all of us as we got older we just teneded to stick with our own kind. When the civil rights movement was taking place , the death of MLK was the beginning of the true racial divide in my samll corner of the world. That is the way I percieved it as a young teenage girl. Black and White became very well defined in the most negative ways.

When I became a young adult I married and was going to buy my first home. Not far from where I grew up there was a change in the climate. We bought a house in what appeared to be a nice mixed area of town. Funny when we moved in their were white families on the left, right,two in front of me, and on the side of them. Well the first year we lived there five families moved out, all white. Each family that moved in after that with the exceptiion of one family who did not speak english as a first language was African American. This happened in the north, the place I always believed was the least racist area of the country.

The south however was the place I was reiceved with much more open arms. Before I moved here I remembered hearing about the race relations in the south and to be honest I was very worried. Of course I was not rasied here when the colored signs indicated which water fountain to drink from nor did I experience the back of the bus or lynchings that had taken place. I moved down here in the eighties did not have to worry about covert racial predjudice because the people who hated you were easy to spot.

The first house I bought was in VA. I was shown a house in an all white neighborhood. I asked the realtor if I would be safe there, she told me if I had the money I had the house. My neighbors were kind and friendly and not one moved out. I have since moved to NC. I have also had the same experience with buying a home.

I will not say that all my other experiences were as positive as my home buying experiences but I have learned that I will never understand or accept the horrible consequences and pain that racism and hatred cost all of us at some point in this life. For all who are actively fighting against this ugly part of human relationships I applaud you all.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Dexter Yarbrough, I also wish the same, lets hope the world see's a much better light in the future years to come in terms of eradicating hatred such as racism. Thanks bro for the comment and for spreading the love for my hub here.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@jazzy913, you have loads of life experience to offer, wow is all I can say, and if you've written a book already I will be the first to wanna read it, because from the likes of your comment there it looks like that book would or is potentially a best seller.

Simply amazing! I will definitely be reading your hubs, racism has no place in my heart accept for its utter disgust, and I simply want to terminate it.

Lets hope god can grant humanity such a wish, because we have all suffered for far to long due to it placing such a heavy burden on the spirit of our potential to unite.

Thank you for such insight you've left me here, your moments on earth are definitely something of true wholesome value, and it appears that you have been blessed to live in peace amongst others just as I have.


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jazzy913 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. I have been blessed to live and raise three children who move easily from one area to another in their relationships with people. They do not feel the way I do for the most part about race. They have grown up with all races of people in schools and in church. They are some of the most open people I have ever met, not just because they are my children. They know about the reality but choose to live by giving people the benefit of the doubt. They teach me so much about life, especially about how to infuse love instead of hate into life.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@jazzy913, thanks for your kind words here, kids are so special aren't they.

I don't have any of my own yet, but in due time for sure, and I know they keep you pretty occupied, it is a great thing indeed. Its a good thing that they don't take sides, and remain neutral, because when they get older their mind hopefully will be able to be more balanced when it comes to issues dealing with race.

I myself try to remain neutral, and loving to all people from other races, and so it is something that makes me feel happy, and proud of today for sure.

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