The Positive Identity is a media generator and aggregator dedicated to celebrating positive race relations and identity! We're based out of Los Angeles, California and we gather and generate content from America and around the world. We currently focus on the four major American racial group classifications, Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White people, but also excitedly share stories of Native, Mixed and other people as well. Throughout the week we find content to uplift race relations, see the best of each other and give people positive self-identity. We then seek to use energy that to take action ourselves and help others make change for the better.
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What is The Positive Identity?
The Positive Identity is a media entity dedicated to the idea that if we see the best in who we are and in who others are, we’ll exponentially improve ourselves, others and the world around us.
The creation of The Positive Identity is a response to the collapse of the current racial and political climate of the United States. See here for further reading.
The US, once a country that seemed to have moved on from the dividing factors of race and identity has found itself more than ever being torn apart by those very factors. Yet no new solutions are being offered for the worsening social climate, and in fact, you could argue that our current society is making things worse than ever.
It’s time for a new movement and a new approach to race. Not decided by the people in power, but the people who should be empowered. One that doesn't seek to divide us based on our worst, but brings us together through positive unity.
That is The Positive Identity.
The Positive Identity looks to reject the mistrust, division, and alienation that people feel and instead, it looks to celebrate who you are, who others are and how we’re working together to improve the world. We aim to spread and create stories that show the good people are doing for each other and the world.
However we do things a little differently. While we want to change the world, we realize that true change comes from within. The foundation of this system of thinking comes from one age-old philosophy.
"Love your neighbor as yourself.”
How can you love others if you don’t know how to love yourself. Whether you’re Black or White, you must love your Blackness or love your Whiteness. You must love your Hispanicness and Asianness. You must celebrate the members of your community who have made significant accomplishments in the world, seek to emulate them, celebrate the achievements of other communities and then come together to succeed even greater than before.
You can only be a greater person by seeing yourself be greater and then becoming that person. We aim to share stories like that that you can also share as well. Stories of people doing things that you can do as well. We know that many of you care, like we do. You want to do something, anything to see things change. While many these days wonder what our place is in society, on social media and on the internet, we know sharing and supporting stories like these changes people. It changes other people for the better who see stories like this. It will even change you for the better sharing and supporting stories and people like this. Then the people in your life will see you supporting the Asian, Black, Hispanic and White communities in the good they do and they'll support you in becoming that greater person.
Supporting what we're trying to do at TPI has other ways of benefiting you. Right now you're watching media and social media that seems to demonize your identity psychologically damages you by showing people like you at your worst. You must reject that. You need to relentlessly train yourself to love the way you were born and continually love the positive things the members of your community have done and seek to emulate them. By loving who you are you will be healthier, live longer, be happier, more assertive, confident, and ultimately more successful. That's a fact. Also, from “The Secret” to “The Power of Positive Thinking,” it's also a fact that positive thinking and visualization makes you more successful. Just by being on this website, you’re already becoming more successful. (We're biased on that last line.) Loving who you are and celebrating who you are will make you succeed in life far more than you usually would.
Secondly, by highlighting the positive things people of your identity group have done, it helps to give you confidence in your success, teach you what “success” is and help you understand how to succeed. Different identity groups in America and the world have different experiences and advice for one group of people make not be as useful as advice for other groups. Also defining what success is not something that is universally agreed. Some people think success is getting wealthy and famous; others believe that they should have a family, others think it’s activism and so forth. We primarily feel success is being a moral person. As such we seek to highlight all the different ways people are 'doing good' among various communities.
Thirdly, we live in a diverse society. By seeing the best of others communities you will have a far greater outlook on life. Because of your exposer to the good of other communities, instead of repulsing yourself from people you’ll find yourself drawn to them. Having a positive self-image and a positive image of others will make you more driven, smarter, and eclectic in what you want to accomplish.
Fourthly, let’s go back to our motto. We are here because we want change for America and The World. Well that positive self-image and positive image of others will give you far more incentive to support and aid all people. Knowing that they see the best of you will cause them to have far more incentive to help you. This will create a feedback loop, where your helping of others will cause them to help you and thus radically improve you all.
We all agree to the shared values of Democracy, Human Rights, Global Charity, Scientific Progress, Cultural Greatness and so forth. So let's celebrate how we’re succeeding in these values and how others are succeeding! Then, let’s take action on those feelings. By seeing the best in ourselves and others we open the door to radical and exponential self-achievement, community achievement and united global progress.
Right now in the world, it seems like things are getting worse. At TPI we argue that we don’t have to let the world define who we are. We still have the power to define the world.
Lets celebrate the positive things the Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White Communities and all other communities have done to create a better world. And let's take action.
Ted Talks: How positive thinking leads to success.
How to keep up hope in the struggle for social change
Is a filmmaker by day and a social advocate by night. Growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome (A form of High-Functioning Autism) he came to focus on the very nature of what makes you, you. He then set out to tell stories about people that society thought were bad, but were actually good. Stephen’s filmmaking themes are heavily defined by Race Relations, Autism, Identity, Culture and Morality. His film stories have ranged from race relations between soldiers with PTSD and homeless Angelinos, a kid on the Autism spectrum who found an ally with kids of a different race, the first African-American billionaire, and so forth. He has Produced for Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Black, and White directors and has developed films that cover the cultural spectrum. Stephen deeply loves American and believes this country has done great things… and that there is more greatness to come.
Is a Stand Up comedian, Actor, Director, Writer, Cool ass Black guy, cool ass Gay Guy, Cool Ass Black Gay Guy, Cool Ass Gay Black guy Comedian...that tells jokes. He's from Philly but based on LA. He mixes personal stories mixed with social commentary to make a point. Folks in LA have started calling him the "Scariest Gay Man in America" Ron finds that hilarious. Ron is also the web designer. So he has to talk about himself in third person. It is very weird to him. He does quite enjoy using soaring platitudes to balance the delusions of grandeur.
Ron works with TPI because he believes in a greater and happier America.
Many people feel powerless with the way things are going, down on themselves and down on each other. We want to change that. We want to send you things that make you feel better about yourself, others and most importantly, give you direction to actualize those feelings. And we want you to let the world know that you're not against anyone because of who they are, but you're with them. Everyone. If people know that you are on their side and that you feel empowered through the knowledge and confidence TPI brings, then we've succeeded. And then help others achieve as well. You should you see the greatness in yourself, and you should also see the greatness in what you can do for the world. Follow us on social media so you can spread the word about building a better self and a better world.
The Positive Identity is a user supported platform, free of corporate, big donor or government influence. To generate original content, we need the support of people like you who believe in a better world for people of all races and backgrounds. We believe that we all have a choice, and hope you choose to support emerging, cutting edge creators and changers as they look to make content that can make the world a better place for all.
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Thank you for supporting our work to bring unity to America and The World. NOTE: Donations are to Origin Production Services. It’s an S-Corp (not a non-profit) because we’re looking to expand and do more with this. Thank you!