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The Importance of History

Your history is your genesis. It explains to you how you came to be WHO you are, and WHY you are WHERE you are today.

Proper historical reflection shows the reasons you developed your particular view of the world. It explains how you developed your outward physical characteristics. It allows you to appreciate your own views and the views of others that may seem different to yours.

Knowing your history alongside developing your character brings your personality into alignment with your self. This way you become more confident in expressing your own views and ideas and you become more receptive to learning from others.

By cultivating the healthy habit of constant reflection, you are less likely to repeat past errors.


The majority of people pay more importance to how people look than the quality of their character.

All people today need to be well informed about their history. This includes the historical migrations and the colonization of people, which led to the differences in skin color, hair type, body type, language and attitude.

It is because of these primary differences that most people do not appreciate each other, or take the time to learn from each other. If people were socially educated, "mixed people," like everyone else, would know how they fit in.

Most mixed people today were born out of colonization and they readily accept the side of their heritage that is either "wealthy" or white, preferring both wealthy and white, while denying themselves the opportunity to learn from other important aspects of their heritage. Others, in their haste to claim an African persona, dismiss the white aspect of their heritage and remain unbalanced.

The question of mixed people fitting in usually comes up when there are discussions relating to Africans and their experiences. Mixed people often exhibit a fearful response to the thought of identifying with poor people or with what is portrayed about Africa and African people.

'Fair-skinned mixed' people suffer the same effects of long term alienation from themselves that middle-income whites and all wealthy people do. They can start informing themselves of all the various cultural viewpoints, and develop a sound moral character so that they too can identify with all people irrespective of race. All people, with the exception of those who are consciously developed, suffer from self-alienation.

The answer to the question, "Where do mixed people fit in?" is the same as for all other people. They can be EVERYWHERE, OR NOWHERE, DEPENDING ON THE CHOICES THEY MAKE. They can develop and become free, or remain ignorant and complain.

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