“Leaving the Racial Witness Protection Program”

In 1967, the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in America. Devin Hughes was born two years later to a black father and white mother who fled to Washington D.C. to escape the racism of the Deep South. Of course, bigotry still ran rampant, and light-skinned, green-eyed Devin felt its pull from both ends: strangers who didn’t know he was half-black and friends who didn’t care he was half-white.

With questions of race and identity always cluttering his mind, Devin was more consumed with his dysfunctional family life: a father who offered an alternative education in the form of “street life” and religious exploration, and a mother whose drug use zombified her for most of his childhood. Despite his parents’ flaws, they were Devin’s greatest believers. From his dad founding a neighborhood baseball team to his mom advocating for him in school, they taught Devin that anything imaginable was within reach, that their mistakes needn’t be his choices, and that his destiny was for greatness. Ultimately, Contrast: A Biracial Man’s Journey to Desegregate His Past isn’t a book about race; it’s a book about acceptance, perseverance, and love.

Contrast will be available in June!

We take a bit of a departure from our normal “Sales” show to bring you a story of courage and inspiration! I am very fortunate to have Devin Hughes share his story with my audience and it’s truly a story that will inspire you no matter where you’re at in “Life”. Please join us June 26th 7pm (EST) on “The Sales Professional Network” (Click on this link June 26th 7pm EST and “BE INSPIRED”!! : http://bit.ly/LoBaV6



3 responses to ““Leaving the Racial Witness Protection Program”

  1. Andre, thanks again for an inspiring guest. I know firsthand what it’s like to grow up as a “half breed” I look forward to checking out Devin’s book.

    • Thanks Bea!! Yes, we’re honored to have Devin on the show to share his story. I hope you’re able to listen to what I think will be one of our better shows!

      Thanks again Bea!


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