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Quote: "Peace is not merely a distant goal..."

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - We celebrate!
"peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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Video: Lesson in discrimination

[caption id="attachment_2078" align="aligncenter" width="300"](photo credit) (photo credit)[/caption] Oh how I love this! I have seen the original exercise many times, however, PBS's Frontline produced an amazing five part series you won't want to miss! Jane Elliott's - Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise - "A CLASS DIVIDED"
This is one of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE's history. It is about an Iowa schoolteacher who, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, gave her third-grade students a first-hand experience in the meaning of discrimination. This is the story of what she taught the children, and the impact that lesson had on their lives.
Watch the five part series: The Daring Lesson Day Two 14 Years Later Teaching it to Adults How the Adults Reacted Jane Elliott is still around doing amazing work, check her out! Happy Friday, Your Friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com
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Quote: "Racism is not an opinion..."

"racism is not an opinion...it is an offense." it-is-an-offense            
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Video: Who is Black in America (Full Show, No Commercials)

Compelling documentary produced by CNN. If you didn't catch it on TV, you won't want to miss this! Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWcs7YsZVuY]
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Video: Things People Say to Transracial Families

A couple years ago we shared a popular video series  making its way around the internet: Sh*t White Girls Say...To Black Girls Part 1, Sh*t White Girls Say...To Black Girls Part 2, Sh*t Mixed People Get. Today I ran across "@#$% People Say to Transracial Families" Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFp61HAj-nk]
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Link Feature: 100 Percent Mixed Video Series

Today we're featuring one of our great links! Enjoy YouTube video series, 100 Percent Mixed, where people around the world share their experiences of growing up mixed. Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com Here's  a sample: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXie-y3hRvA]
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Poem: I Am Invisible

I Am Invisible ~by Haley Thurman I am invisible I hate to be invisible I am invisible Do you think I am invisible? I think you think I am invisible You can't see me You can't see Haley I am a girl I am biracial and half white Is it the white in me you don't like? Is it my black that's invisible to you? I have brown hair and brown eyes My lips are red My shirt is yellow But you don't see me because I am invisible Or are you blind? This was originally on Oprah in November, 1999. Below is the video and interesting segment of being biracial in America (includes singer, Mariah Carey). Maybe we can get an update on Oprah's #wherearetheynow.  I find it sad that there are still such negative comments written today...your thoughts? Enjoy! Your friends at iCelebrateDiversity.com

 
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Greenwich Academy Using Diversity Beans

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4VP3IFp_kU]Love how Greenwich Academy incorporated Diversity Beans into their Unity Week! Makes my heart full to see them in action!! Check out their activity here.
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Music: Love is Color-blind by Sarah Connor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6VSQGitGE] Good song! While in recent years the term "color-blind" has become a less favorable term by some (implying that color is something bad), the song is about love, unity and responsibility. Overall, great message! [I do believe the creator of this video got a few words wrong...sorry, it's the best version, with lyrics, that I could find]
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Video: Transracial Adoption Interview - Huffington Post

Transracial Adoption Interview - Huffington Post [Still trying to figure out how to put the video on the blog when it's not coming from youtube...in the meantime, click the link above to watch] This is a good discussion that needs to go much further. Great starting point!
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