Race​.​ ​ ​A​ ​human​ ​contrived​ ​classification​ ​to​ ​explain​ ​our​ ​differences.

From​ ​all​ ​I​ ​have​ ​read​ ​and​ ​experienced​ ​our​ ​biological​ ​make-up​ ​is​ ​the​ ​same.​ ​Our​ ​natural
variations​ ​are​ ​from​ ​the​ ​geological​ ​regions​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​some​ ​scientific
reasons​ ​we​ ​are​ ​varying​ ​colors​ ​having​ ​to​ ​do​ ​with​ ​our​ ​proximity​ ​to​ ​the​ ​equator,​ ​not​ ​status.
Obviously​ ​the​ ​closer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​equator​ ​the​ ​darker​ ​the​ ​complexion​ ​(and​ ​it​ ​is​ ​the​ ​same​ ​for​ ​the
poles).​ ​ ​These​ ​facts​ ​are​ ​lost​ ​on​ ​the​ ​majority​ ​of​ ​people​ ​and​ ​it​ ​can​ ​blatantly​ ​been​ ​seen​ ​in
the​ ​way​ ​Race​ ​has​ ​been​ ​defined.​ ​ ​Race​ ​unifies​ ​and​ ​divides.

Adolf​ ​Hitler​ ​manipulated​ ​race​ ​for​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​his​ ​explanation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​master​ ​race​ ​-
Aryans.​ ​ ​An​ ​Aryan​ ​has​ ​blonde​ ​hair​ ​and​ ​blue-eyes.​ ​Aryans​ ​are​ ​mentally​ ​tough,​ ​physically
strong,​ ​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​very​ ​intelligent​ ​based​ ​on​ ​their​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​survive​ ​in​ ​harsh​ ​environments.
However,​ ​Aryans​—​the​ ​master​ ​race​—​never​ ​existed.​ ​The​ ​Aryan​ ​race​ ​was​ ​intentionally
invented​ ​to​ ​galvanize​ ​a​ ​people​ ​into​ ​supporting​ ​an​ ​agenda.

Unfortunately,​ ​Race​ ​is​ ​used​ ​as​ ​an​ ​excuse​ ​to​ ​hate.​ ​ ​Ignorance​ ​of​ ​what​ ​Race​ ​is​ ​and​ ​the
and​ ​history​ ​behind​ ​it​ ​is​ ​what​ ​divides​ ​us.​ ​We​ ​develop​ ​ill-conceived​ ​perceptions​ ​that​ ​warp
our​ ​worldview​ ​and​ ​opinions​ ​of​ ​those​ ​who​ ​are​ ​different.​ ​ ​Race​ ​exists,​ ​yet​ ​it​ ​really​ ​doesn’t.
How​ ​do​ ​we​ ​move​ ​beyond​ ​what​ ​we​ ​see?​ ​Let’s​ ​start​ ​a​ ​real​ ​conversation​ ​about​ ​each​ ​other
with​ ​one​ ​another.​ ​Common​ ​ground​ ​will​ ​prevail.​ ​ ​Races​ ​transcends​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​sex,
religion,​ ​values,​ ​beliefs,​ ​etc.​ ​ ​Talk​ ​to​ ​a​ ​person​ ​you​ ​never​ ​thought​ ​about​ ​having​ ​a
conversation​ ​with​ ​(that’s​ ​right,​ ​the​ ​person​ ​who​ ​doesn’t​ ​ ​look​ ​like​ ​you!).​ ​ ​One​ ​question​ ​is
all​ ​it​ ​takes.

Be​ ​open​ ​and​ ​honest​ ​asking​ ​creative​ ​questions​ ​to​ ​those​ ​who​ ​are​ ​different​ ​than​ ​yourself.
Our​ ​differences​ ​actually​ ​unite​ ​us,​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​divide.​ ​ ​What​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​pizza​ ​do​ ​you​ ​like?​ ​ ​One
simple​ ​question​ ​like​ ​that​ ​creates​ ​a​ ​myriad​ ​of​ ​other​ ​questions​ ​starting​ ​an​ ​enlightening
conversation.​ ​ ​Start​ ​a​ ​conversation​ ​that​ ​goes​ ​beyond​ ​our​ ​superficial​ ​Race​ ​and​ ​get​ ​to
know​ ​the​ ​person.

Be​ ​bold​ ​and​ ​step​ ​out​ ​by​ ​connecting​ ​with​ ​someone​ ​who​ ​is​ ​different​ ​than​ ​you,​ ​today!
Let’s​ ​#BreakThroughHate,​ ​together,​ ​one​ ​meaningful​ ​connection​ ​at​ ​a​ ​time!