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Racial differences motivates a response

Updated on May 17, 2016

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

A Mixed breed has no label no matter what people think, I am a product of multiple nationalities (over 7 types) aka Mulatto to most or in scientific terms a Genetic Hybrid
A Mixed breed has no label no matter what people think, I am a product of multiple nationalities (over 7 types) aka Mulatto to most or in scientific terms a Genetic Hybrid

Thanks Mark

"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 dark ages in Europe, 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.

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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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      It's my job to help others get recognized on hubpages, I've received much success here in a very short time, so I figured why not share the wealth a bit, sharing is caring, and you my friend are definitely worth the time to share with, your hub was sensational @Mark Monroe.

      Thanks for showing up here my hub as well, this was initially a comment that transmuted into a inspired hub, that I was compelled to write for you.

      Anytime for a great writer who deserves the praise of accomplishment on hubpages, that you've surely reached in your hub writing abilities.

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      Mark Monroe 

      6 years ago from Dover De


      I am flattered...I sometimes wonder if what I write makes an impression.

      Thank you


    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      LOL yup yup, I definitely run more effectively, your to funny Horseback. Yet another cool comment, from the likes of you.

    • ahorseback profile image


      6 years ago

      Cloudrider , Hey if you really consider yourself a hybrid ....that means you run more efficiently!....:-}Great hub.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @SunnieDay, wow what a nice comment to leave a person, I'm happy to know that everyone here has enjoyed this hub.

      I figured why not spice it up a bit, and try to point out a few things that I've always thought of, but hadn't any reason to write about, and after reading Mark Monroe's hub, it provided just enough encouragement for me to think of such a hub to write about.

      I thank him for the inspiration, and the credit goes to him as well for my hub here. Its also nice to see a new face on hubpages as well, I got my work cut out for me today, I'll be visiting everyone's hubs in due time, see ya soon.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @PHdast for such a prompt response to my hub, yeah Mark Monroe deserved this hub response, and the sharing of his hub, he is truly a good person, and is a great writer as well, and so I'm doing my job here at hubpages by paying it forward for as many people as I can.

      Giving credit where credit is due is half the battle here, I'm just loving the community, and all the cool people I've been meeting thus far. Its pretty awesome here on hubpages.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks a great deal @Molometer for being so honest here, I'm glad you are a man of such integrity that you can find it in your heart to love humanity as a whole, and not to be someone who's simply afraid of the differences in others besides yourself.

      I always knew you was different, from the first day I messaged you, and you returned a comment, as well as been sharing with me on hubpages, I have not forgotten you with that video tool, I'll be sending it right after this message here.

      Thanks again Budd for your words, they're very thoughtful, and comforting to read as always.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Wow, this was good! I have two adopted children that are now 22 and 25. They are of a mixed heritage. We were around the military community so it was not an issue for them. They were always around diverse groups. One time someone asked my daughter. “What are you?” She was six...she said “A human!” I high fived her and we walked on! I love my diverse family and will forever defend their right to be human! ?

      My son during the summer gets very dark. You would not know he is of mixed heritage. During the winter, he suddenly looks very light. He teases me and says, “It is his whiteness coming out.” He is the same person inside. We have dealt with ignorance’s maybe differently than most. We tend to take the high road, having a sense of humor, rather than walking around being offended, realizing it is not us who has the problem.

      I always told my children they were made exactly how God intended...We ran into trouble with forms too in school. The birthfathers were black so we would have to put black but technically, they were not all black. What bugged me were the thoughts behind the forms. I think they have changed some forms now. Labels...oh how I despise them! Thank you!

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hi Cloud Explorer - I am so glad you appreciated Mark Munroe's Hub and that you wrote a Hub yourself in response. That is terrific! Hopefully, lots of Hubbers will look at both Hubs and learn a little something. A very good and useful Hub. Thank you. :)

    • molometer profile image


      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Firstly let me commend you on another excellent hub.

      I agree with you totally. Labels are completely pointless.

      Especially when it comes to job applications. Surely the question should be. 'Can the person do the job?'

      Who cares what colour their doctor is, when they are saving your life? Nobody!

      Truly if genetics can tell us anything, it is this. We are all One Race...Humans.

      The variations are entirely due to adaptation to climatic conditions.

      Which we benefit from in particular climates.

      As a 'whitish' man I would not dream of going out in the South African sunshine without factor 50 sun block.

      These adaptations are there for very good reasons.

      That they have been abused and exploited in the past is a fact.

      That doesn't mean we have to put up with it today.

      Voted up useful interesting and awesome.

      More power to your writing my friend.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello @Don Crowson, yes indeed your right about Martin Luther King's advice, character is what needs to be labeled, and not skin tone, because everyone is actually a slightly differing shade from one another, plus skin tone doesn't tell us anything, but a single physical attribute.

      The funny thing is, skin color is a defense mechanism from the violent UV rays of the sun, and when life began for humanity we all adapted our complexions based on geographic location, and exposure to such heat conditions on earth, or lack thereof.

      I also feel that the issues of race, over the course of the centuries seemed to be more of a power struggle, of who rules who and what people are entitled too own, rather than a identity thing, but I think those who had power over the masses might have used it to their advantage at one time or another to control that of the masses, in powers of separation, and divisional means for many differing population and census control purposes.

      Today such a thing isn't as prevalent, but you never know what the future holds, as they say history tends to repeat itself time and time again, so lets hope it all works out for the best.

      Thanks for your insight, and for sharing with me.

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      Don Crowson 

      6 years ago

      Interesting hub. But if we took MLKs advice we would be looking at character rather than skin color. After all, it is a resentful spirit that makes us dislike or hatesomeone. And that holds true for members of our own race. But you do have a good hub. Thanks for sharing.


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