"...love says—I see you, you look different than me, think different than me, act different than me, yet I will extend patience, kindness, truthfulness, etcetera to you nevertheless because I am love and I love you."
“Do you see yourself as a person of color?”
“For some it’s ok. I think it’s ok. We don’t see each other as people. Just people. I don’t care where you’re from, you’re a person.”
“I define humanity as a collection of people with different backgrounds, beliefs, life experiences, and moral values all trying to share a world.
My upbringing was unconventional, but I come from a caring, loving family that taught me virtues from the beginning. My parents got divorce when I was very young. There was no opportunity for my mother in Dominican Republic. After the divorce she moved to the States in search of a better life. During that time my grandparents took care of me, despite that fact my father was still in the picture. I was reunited with her a few years later, sadly after the passing of my grandfather. The sacrifices my mother had to make to provide a better life for me is something I can’t never repay. It makes me appreciate everything I have accomplished and it humbles me as a person. Now has an adult, husband, and father of two I can only hope I can teach them the same moral values as my upbringing did.
What I want to see from humanity is a cure of cancer. As a father of two boys there is nothing more important to me than there health. I can’t imaging having to go through something like that.”