Doug’s questioning on why things were the way they were would only lead to a journey of finding out that a majority of people are only by products of their own environments. Life changing events, professional setbacks and at times death of Family and loved ones led to this young man to realize that you get out of life what you put in it. And once the dust is settled, race , politics , sex and religion though these systems play major roles in the majority of the way most people interact with each other , they can also handicap human beings in such a way that it can stifle the development of human beings . Doug’s interactions and lessons learned will prove to anyone that we though we may have advanced technically and scientifically that our social development has not changed much. The climate that most people are in today and how we interact with other in some cases are archaic. His early view of the world and people would be challenged to such as degree that this young man from the back roads of North Carolina was given no choice but to begin looking deeply at his self and his own negative convictions of people and other cultures that were at once alien to soon become somewhat of a student and grasp from them aspects to help him in his own self development and apply them in his everyday life. At times there are some books that come along that can help establish dialogue across racial barriers in hopes that we can really sit down and discuss our differences openly without conflict .Our discussions on these subjects are still taboo to be discussed openly and regarded at times inappropriate in certain settings . Mason Dixon you will discover to be a conversation piece that will spark that dialogue on these items and in hopes that we can look at ourselves before judging others.