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)

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!

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