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Book [Children's Interracial]: "The Hello, Goodbye Window"

I'm always looking for books that reflect multiracial families. I buy any and all of them (I really need to post more reviews). This one, "The Hello, Goodbye Window" by Norton Juster is one of my favorites. The little girl has a brown momma and white pappa, as well as, a brown grandma and white grandpa. To read a detailed review, click the link above.
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Definition: Stereotype

Stereotype - A fixed, over generalized belief about a certain group of people. Usually negative.
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Quote: "Stereotypes" by Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that with each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful." ~ Margaret Mead
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Video: Just a Family - A Multiracial Family Shares Their Experience

Just a Family - by The New York Times This is a great video about a multiracial family by adoption and then by marriage. Their family tree and photo slideshow. Thoughts?
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Our NOH8 Photos!

  I took the girls to Tulsa when Adam Bouska brought the NOH8 Campaign to the Equality Center, in March. It was an amazing experience! Please support this wonderful organization!
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FREE posters for educators--please share!

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Video: BI/RACIAL ME by Eric Barstow

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvbHrnIVF8M] Created by Eric Barstow I always love to hear about other people's biracial experiences!
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Product: Not greater than, not less than than but equal to t-shirt

One of my favorite shirts! Find it here.
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Quote: Mister Rogers, "We want to raise our children..."

by Mister Rogers
We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others.
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In Loving Memory...Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

44 years ago today, 6:01 pm CST

Nina Simone - Why? (The King of Love is Dead) Lyrics: Once upon this planet earth, Lived a man of humble birth, Preaching love and freedom for his fellow man, He was dreaming of a day, Peace would come to earth to stay, And he spread this message all across the land. Turn the other cheek he’d plead Love thy neighbor was his creed, Pain, humiliation, death, he did not dread With his Bible at his side, From his foes he did not hide, It’s hard to think, this great man is dead. (oh yea) Will the murders never cease, Are thy men or are they beasts? What do they ever hope, ever hope to gain? Will my country fall, stand or fall? Is it too late for us all? And did Martin Luther King just die in vain? Cos he’d seen the mountain top And he knew he could not stop, Always living with the threat of death ahead. Folks you’d better stop and think Cos we’re headed for the brink What will happen now that he is dead? He was for equality, For all people you and me, Full of love and good will, hate was not his way. He was not a violent man. Bigotry had sealed his fate. We can all shed tears, but it won’t change a thing Teach your people, will they ever learn? Must you always kill with burn and burn with guns and kill with guns and burn, don’t you know how we gotta react? Don’t you know what it will bring? But he had seen the mountaintop And he knew he could not stop, Always living with the threat of death ahead. Folks you’d better stop and think Everybody knows we’re on the brink What will happen now that the king is dead? We’ll see, he’d seen the mountaintop And he knew he could not stop, Always living with the threat of death ahead. Folks you’d better stop and think and feel again for we’re headed for the brink What’s gonna happen now, in all of our cities? Our people are rising, they’re living in last Even if they have to die, even if they have to die At the moment they know what life is Even at that one moment that ya know what life is If you have to die, it’s alright ‘cause you know what life is You know what freedom is for one moment of your life What’s going to happen now that the king of love is dead?
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