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Diversity Quote: "Racism is a grown-up disease...

“Racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it.” - Ruby Bridges Hall
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Multiracial Family Friends: I NEED your help!

Hi Multiracial Family, I REALLY need your help--please help me get the word out: http://www.indiegogo.com/stop-stereotyping?c=home&a=623423
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Diversity Quote: "America is not like a blanket...

America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread." ~ Rev. Jesse Jackson
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Interracial Children's Book: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! Super cute! This sweet story is about a biracial little girl who stays home with (White) dad while her (Black) mom goes to the beauty shop for her weekly scheduled appointment. She "does" her daddy's hair while she anticipates what mommy will look like when she comes home. Another self-published book that I love! Buy it here! (I just ordered a new one from this author that I'll review soon)
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Diversity Product: Embrace Our Differences Bracelet

Embrace Our Differences Bracelet is a favorite on our site! It has lots of great quotes on the inside (not all appear on image above): Outside: Embrace Our Differences. Inside: "Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else!" ~ Margaret Mead; "We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams." ~ Jimmy Carter; "Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice." ~ Alice Childress Buy it here!
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Video: Voices of Transracial Adoptees

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/14517213] Produced by Fire and Light Media Group
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Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility

Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility I want to make a difference in this world. Therefore: I strive to improve race relations.
  • I know that race and ethnicity are not solely defined by one’s genetic heritage;
  • I refuse to confine my choices in love or loyalty to a single race;
  • I make efforts to increase my knowledge of U.S. racial history;
  • I know that race and ethnicity can be used as political, economic, and social tools of oppression.
I recognize the people who have made it possible for me to affirm my multiracial identity. 
  • They are my relatives, friends, and mentors;
  • They are people who have crossed color lines to fight discrimination;
  • They are people who identified as multiracial before this choice was recognized;
  • They are people who have exposed and explained the suppression of multiraciality.
I must fight all forms of oppression as the oppression of one is the oppression of all.
  • I recognize that oppression thrives on fear and ignorance;
  • I seek to recognize my prejudices and change them;
  • I know that it is neither helpful nor productive to argue over who is more oppressed;
  • I recognize that my life interconnects with all other lives.

I will make a difference!

Copyright 2004, Maria P. P. Root
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Diversity Quote: "Diversity is the one true thing...

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it everyday! ~ Unknown
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FREE Resources Promoting Tolerance and Respect - Characters Unite

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjwzeiAJhn4] I LOVE this! USA Network created an award-winning public service program called Characters Unite, created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Check out their Storytelling tours: Mainstage and Student Stories They offer some great FREE resources for educators too: The Power of Storytelling Activity Guide and Characters Unite Game Cards - The cards can be used for discussion, writing assignments or game play, including two fun options for 4-6 players, to open minds and embrace differences. The deck is geared for high school teachers and their students, but also can be used by other educators, employers, community leaders and parents.
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Quote: "It is not our differences that divide us..."

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde
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