After much too long in our history, it it time for all humans to be equal. The predjudices of the past need to be discarded. We are all important. Our mothers looked at us all as perfect beings when they first looked upon us, and we are the same now. We must love our brothers and sisters, no matter what our background is, while at the same time, we should rejoice in the richness of the cultures of each individual group.
This is Eugene. He is one of the most intelligent and talented men I have ever met. He is very happy and comfortable with his own culture, but fits in well with the rest of the world. I asked him if I could do his portrait because I wanted to portray an African American man who is happy and comfortable with who he is.