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:

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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

 

Music: Love is Color-blind by Sarah Connor

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]

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!

“I Have a Dream” MLK Song, Colorpages and more

We LOVE Daria! Thank you for these wonderful resources!

We’re so happy to share this song that has been used in classrooms across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Below is a free mp3 of the song, lyric sheets, free sheet music and an animated children’s music video of the song.

“I Have a Dream” song – MP3

“I Have a Dream” song – Lyric Sheet

“I Have a Dream” song – Sheet Music

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MLK coloring page for younger children

MLK coloring page for older children

Free “One World” Poster – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
— The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Download your copy here.

Courtesy of Teaching Tolerance – A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center