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Racial differences motivates a response
Another long winded response that needed to become a hub
First of all I would like to thank you for inspiring me for the writing of this very hub, you have made my digital day on hubpages, because I've truly never read such a heart felt and truthfully sincere hub about racial differences or issues, as yours @Mark Monroe.
(His hub that inspired the making of this hub is titled, "Now I Understand Why I Do Not Know".) -This hub was recently deleted by the Author.
No labels can Identify who I am
"Hi Mark, its nice to meet you on hubpages, I would like to say that I feel you was totally right about what you stated there in your hub, in terms of one person not knowing how it feels to be in the other persons shoes."
I believe this reality and truth you've pointed out about your own ignorance in knowing that of other races, is mainly because, to fully comprehend, or understand that of the other persons true life experiences, a person must know how it feels to live in the other persons actual skin, also to be able to have experienced with their very eyes every point of reference of his or her entire life, for that specific person as you also have stated there. Without such knowledge its virtually impossible to know what they've truly gone through since birth, and no matter the particular race that person was.
I myself have been through a great deal of hardships throughout my life, dramatic experiences, love relations, family tides, joys, successes, and as well as many failures ever since my youthful years till today.
So for someone to try and say that they actually understand what I've been through can't possibly be correct neither, because my experience is purely unique to my own eyes, and my own spirit, to my own heart and soul, no matter the skin color I am, nor the national origin, nor the sex, or age I appear to be.
Interacial families are on the rise
Why I coudn't agree more
I agree with you that any and all attempts at establishing a common ground of sorts is important in dealing with issues of race, and for someone who's attempting to fully understand what someone is going through on the outside looking in, they'll need to definitely have an open mind about things.
That same person must also try to see all sides to how a particular experience may have been for that of the other person of interest, but they still couldn't possibly have the ability to sense the spiritual experiences of the other persons soul, the losses of culture, loss of self identification, loss of original heritage or language, family background religious & spiritual balance, because their heart isn't the same, nor can they ever mimic such pains or trauma the other person may have been exposed to, and also received by mere inheritance.
Thoughts on God & my end response of gratitude towards Mark
God made us all unique in our own right, if you actually are a believer, and no matter the creed or nationality, and each individual person has a uniqueness to themselves even within any respective racial or ethnic group. So I truly feel that your hubs title was correct in every way, because there's really no way of truly knowing what another person has gone through or is currently going through in life.
Now I also think that its quite OK, for people whom are curious to learn more about a person, to simply ask questions, to be told of a persons experience helps a great deal though, in understanding or in helping to develop a form of sympathy that's sincere to the heart and mind of the passive observer who's interested.
Awesome hub @Mark Monroe, your writing skills is superb in every way, and I'm just stunned by the accuracy of your talent for writing, and ability. I've heard of very similar life experiences as you wrote about that you had experienced as a social worker, but not how well you've expressed it all. I'm truly honored to have met you in the hubpages community, and glad I located your hub.
Obama's Historical speech about Slavery & the race issues
Experience is the only teacher
My experiences in life has lead me to believe that everything is truly relative in nature, and that even goes to what we all know as social identities, class structures, and stereotyping. The main reasons for why people seem to have so many issues with differing races, is due to the undeniable fact of ignorance, obvious physical differences in body, and cultural adaptations, as well as many other social and economic issues, that definitively create such divides among people.
Now there's the epic battles many social classes of differing groups had to face at one time, where hate has seem to be rendered, over the years in some pretty severe manners. The one thing that isn't really talked about much is what are the things we all have in common with one another as people, as human beings.
There's much to talk about, and many good experiences we've all shared, and have in common among many walks of life, and as long as we continue to dwell on the past, there will be no end to the vicious animosity towards those who appear to be different from one another.
Books that help people to understand what labeling has done
My disposition or Counter argument about our history
I'm a product of many differing races in one, and so I will elect to opt out of the self identity game here on Hubpages, I actually feel also that the whole racial identity labeling thing, that has began from many years back in the past, or also known as during the , and all throughout ancient times till today, has truly scarred our present day humanity, Many of us claim to be civilized, and but we still call people by prejudicial names today, and use inaccurate color identifiers to state who's who, where's the genius in that, and the growth of our humanity or the maturity. dark ages in Europe
When you really think about it, a white person isn't truly white in color, nor is a black person truly black, we are all differing colors of the rainbow spectrum. My difficulty has always been filling out official job applications and government documents, because when it comes to race mine just isn't defined on them, and today's standard job application appears biased towards Hispanic members of society, and of ethnicity.
Now ignorance is the leader of all false leaders in my book of life, and was the very reason for all this division amongst us humans on the planet including the hatred factors, that have harbored over many years & created the whole racial inequality issues. When you think about it though, it did make sense at one time or another from an economic standpoint, and that of issues based on control or supremacy, but as for today's time there's truly to much mixing of nationalities, genders and creeds going on to call anything, or accurately try to label people.
More books on the subject of Race issues & color divides
The color barriers or labeling system of Ignorance
As I've stated earlier about the color issues dealing with race identification, there's surely no title as a red man, or yellow person, or peach, and so I think the labeling classification systems even though they were once effective, need not apply today or even be the measure in which governs people perceptiveness, on how others may be feeling, or going through a particular way of living besides themselves or their respective nationality or race of people.
At the lower end of the spectrum many people who get mistreated or have been misused and abused at one time, can actually understand what it is, or what it was like to be in such a lower downcast-ed position in life as a whole per say, like what occurred all throughout history to the African American's & Africans during slavery times, and or that which happened to the Native Americans, or the Jewish people during Hitlers regime, and then there's the biblical stories of epic struggles for supremacy and power over the people by countless world leaders as well as by many religious groups.
Now as for human atrocities, and that of oppression are common place to many walks of life, and for that truth being stated, you don't need to be a differing skin color to fully understand such horrid facts you simply must go through it.
All in all its an act that we all need to change to unite us all
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