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Calgary, Alberta
May 27, 2016 1:55am CST
I found this video On Youtube and It is something that made me realize something. Why are we labeling our selves when we humans are all the same species. I grew up with a bit of an identity crisis because I am biracial and I was confused on which side of my should I identify with. This video will open our eyes about one thing. We should only identify as Human. Not as Black,Asian,White, Latin,Middle Eastern Multiracial,Biracial or any ethnicity or nationality given to us by society. These labels divides us as people.
These Labels were Made Up to Divide us. Download this Spoken Word piece here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-am-not-a-label-single/id1055051891 or https...
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
27 May 16
Agree. I am human. Don't just look at me as an asian.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
or as a Filipino or as a woman. We are all equal no matter where we came from.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
27 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker agree. Our races divide.us...our religion too
• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
@Lucky15 and social classes as well. The divide between the rich and the poor is one of the oldest divides.
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• Riverside, California
27 May 16
We should all identify as human because that is truly what we are. I can also see why labels might be needed in certain situations, though. It's helpful when giving a description of someone, but other than that, I don't think there's a need for them in day to day conversation.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
I remember encountering people stereotyping me just because I belong to a certain ethnicity.
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• Riverside, California
27 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Stereotypes are terrible. I try my best to never assume something about someone due to their background or ethnicity. I'm sorry you had to deal with that.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
27 May 16
I watched a video of Maya on YouTube. She's half black half Filipino and grew up in Canada. She said she was confused on which part of her she should be for quite awhile. It was interesting.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
I don't have the identity crisis anymore but yeah now I do not want to label my self anymore. I will just let people see me as I am and not as any label hat can be given to me or you.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
27 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I myself don't want l be labeled. I know I'm human and I don't like to look up or down on anybody for who or what they are. I look at them in the eye coz we are all equals.
@aparajita (860)
• India
28 May 16
I think it's high time, we shed our skin colors and look within our hearts. It's the mind that feeds on such divisive tendencies and makes us less humans than what we are. We are great by ourselves and that needs a heart to recognise.
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@hereandthere (32786)
• Philippines
27 May 16
did the rest of your family undergo the same identity crisis?
• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
Parents didnt, My siblings decided to be Filipino.
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• Philippines
27 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker you mean you don't have dual citizenship?
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
@hereandthere I have because I was born in Peru. I am willing to dropped my Peruvian citizenship for Canadian or Australian though.
• Nigeria
27 May 16
We are all human but divided in religions
• Calgary, Alberta
27 May 16
culture, race, gender and social standing as well.
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• Nigeria
27 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker that's the truth
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
Racism is another problem in our world today. Rather helping each other to build a better place that thought is just a mere dream because the truth we are separate from each other with the different view of other races. It's like we are only seen in our races and that's it. That is really too sad to think about it.
• Calgary, Alberta
13 Jul 16
Race don't even exists, It is just a fictional perception that got taken seriously. Dogs have different breeds yet they share the same scientific name. Humans are the same, We are all humans.
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@TheHorse (72398)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 17
Good one! It's near impossible to know what's inside a person by looking at them.
@much2say (40199)
• United States
27 Jun 16
We are all human - we are all the same in that sense. But there are things that make us all different too - and that's not a bad thing - we're just all different. The thing is not everyone respects these differences, that's where it gets divided. Our kids are biracial - but we try to expose them to all sides to their backgrounds - we think they can identify with their different cultural backgrounds and not feel they have to pick any particular side. We emphasize it's what's inside that matters more - being good people should be the heart of the matter.
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
30 May 16
We are the children of God and created as a human. I am also a mixed breed.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
27 May 16
Having faced that conflict within me, I have learned a lot. I know we are only humans. Any other divide is discrimination - handed over to us by the people only... Neither the sun nor the air nor mother nature divide us.
@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
27 May 16
indeed... and our definition of who we are changes alot
@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
27 May 16
I am human. I am an Asian and I am proud of that.