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Our desire to separate, oppress and label things as “other” is the dark side of being a human being and its basis is rooted in fear. There is no “other,” there is only “us.” We each have a responsibility, whether black, white, male or female, to remove the veil of prejudice; to acknowledge that essentially we are the same. The differences that we do see provide variety, and they are there to add to the sweetness of life. A homogeneous society would be completely boring.

A shift in perspective is all that is required. Once I acknowledge my own fear, and then realize that there is nothing to be afraid of, I no longer have need for prejudice. I can see you for who you truly are…an extension of my own humanity.

To Your Journey,


Tonya Lampley is a fiction author and Certified Life Coach. She writes about life, love and the journey and blogs on topics for living a successful life. Her debut novel was titled A Taste of Love and was a 2012 NIEA finalist. Her second book is titled Indiscretion and her third book is titled Dirty. All books are available on Amazon. For more information about Tonya and her works please visit www.TonyaLampley.com.