Never Underestimate the Power of Regular Americans When They Join Together.

"How Can Middle-Class Americans Influence Public Policy, Espescially at a Time When CEOs and Corps. Have Great Political Influence? Never underestimate the power of regular Americans when they join together, when they're organized and mobilized to seek change. Money at the top can only go so far. Politicians don't only respond to campiagn contributions. They also respond to their constituents when those constituents are energized and mobilized. That means that average working people and retirees should do even more now to become politically effective. Anyhting is doable if enough people want it to happen. Our greates danger is broad based cynicism. If people believe nothing is possible then nothing is possible. (these excerpts were taken from an interview with Robert Reich in the November 2011 NYSUT United newsletter) For more on Robert Reich visit his website www.robertreich.org) Robert Reich Former Secretary of Labor under formr President Bill Clinton
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#44- In Strangers’ Glances at Family, Tensions Lingerhttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/us/for-mixed-family-old-racial-tensions-remain-part-of-life.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

#43- 46 Percent of Mississippi Republicans Want Interracial Marriage Banned http://www.care2.com/causes/46-percent-of-mississippi-republicans-want-interracial-marriage-to-be-banned.html

#42- Jim Crow's "One Drop" rule may still apply to biracial children today http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/politics-raising-children/2011/feb/10/jim-crows-one-drop-rule-may-still-apply-biracial-c/

#41- Mixed Race Couples In South Signal Changing Attitudes http://newsone.com/nation/newsonestaff2/mixed-race-couples-in-south-signal-changing-attitudes

#40- Do Racist Attitudes Hinder Mothers of Mixed-Race Children? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100428121600.htm

#39- 'I love my mixed race baby - but why does she feel so alien?' http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-467787/I-love-mixed-race-baby--does-feel-alien.html

#38- Mixed Race, Pretty Face? Eurasians may possess genetic advantages that lead to greater health and enhanced beauty. http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200512/mixed-race-pretty-face

#37- I Don't Want To Be Black - YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqbHXqg6lB8&feature=related

#36- The Evolution of Racial Identity Among Asians. - Asian Americans of mixed racial ancestry have been referred to as multiracial, mixed-race, biracial, "Hapa" (a native Hawaiian term that originally meant half Hawaiian), and Amerasian, among others. http://www.asian-nation.org/multiracial.shtml

#35- Raising Biracial Children to Be Well Adjusted http://racerelations.about.com/od/raceconsciousparenting/a/RaisingBiracialChildrentoBeWellAdjusted.htm

#34- Multiracial Children - Facts For Families http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/multiracial_children

#33- Census Data Presents Rise in Multiracial Population of Youths http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/us/25race.html

#32- Black/White/Other: Helping Multiracial Kids Find Their Way http://www.edutopia.org/black-white-other

#31- Black? White? Asian? More Young Americans Choose All of the Above http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/us/30mixed.html?pagewanted=all

#30- Mutliracial American http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiracial_American

#29- Mixed-Race Celebrities on Race, in their Own Words http://healthland.time.com/2011/02/15/mixed-race-celebrities-in-their-own-words/
 

#28- Mixed Race America. Maurice Lim Miller literally personifies what it means to be a Mixed Race American. http://mixedraceamerica.blogspot.com/

#27- Mixed-Race Asians Find Pride as Hapas http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jun/11/local/me-hapas11

#26- Social Comparisons, Social Networks, and Racial Identity: The Case of Black-White From the Site: Mixed Race Studies http://www.mixedracestudies.org/wordpress/?p=8315

#25- Are mixed race people black?? http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/multicultural_families/53911-are-mixed-race-people-black/AllOnOnePage

#24- Walking Away From A Mixed Race Family? Susan Straight's novel Take One Candle Light A Room highlights race and the power of family. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/25/139943192/walking-away-from-a-mixed-race-family

#23- Writing about Mixed Race. - By jamie-m For one of my final papers in school, I studied several academic books and articles to write about the mixed race experience. here is my conclusion to the essay I wrote: http://mixedreader.com/2011/08/17/writing-about-mixed-race/

#22- Parenting Biracial Children: Issues for Black/White Biracial Child Rearing http://www.gibbsmagazine.com/Parenting%20Biracial%20Children.htm

#21- Racist Bullying in School http://racerelations.about.com/od/raceconsciousparenting/a/RacistBullyinginSchool.htm

#20- Teen Friendships and Racial Diversity http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/education/a/teenfriendship.htm

#19- Talking to Kids About Race http://racerelations.about.com/od/raceconsciousparenting/a/ChildRaceTalk.htm

#18- Using World Music To Introduce Children To Other Cultures http://toys.about.com/od/babydvdsandmusic/a/putumayokids.htm

#17- Children's Cliques http://childparenting.about.com/od/emotionaldevelopment/a/cliques.htm

#16- Parents Give Birth to Ebony and Ivory Twins http://abcnews.go.com/Health/twins-white-black-born-biracial-parents-stirs-issues/story?id=12984334

#15- Today’s Lady News: Biracial Girl Asked To Leave Classroom Because Of Her Hair Product http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-todays-lady-news-060810/

#14- Rush Limbaugh Compares Obama To Biracial Oreo Cookie http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/rush-limbaugh-obama-obameo-cookie/

#13- Lauren London's Past Struggles With Biracial Identity http://www.bet.com/news/celebrities/2011/06/06/lauren-london-s-past-struggles-with-biracial-identity.html

#12- Race remains a focal point in university culture http://cw.ua.edu/2011/09/20/race-remains-a-focal-point-in-university-culture/

#11- The heavy price of mixed-race marriage http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-390812/The-heavy-price-mixed-race-marriage.html

#10- Facts on Interracial Marriages and Relationships http://www.lovenemotions.com/relationships/interracial-relationships-facts.php

#9- Do mixed race/cultures (interracial) marriages work? Would anyone of us go for such marriage/relationship? http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/Do-Mixed-Racecultures-(interracial)-Marriages-Work-Would-Anyone-Of-Us-Go-For-Such-Marriagerelationship/277096

#8- Black-white marriages on the rise http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-19/interracial-marriages/50469776/1

#7- Does it do more harm than good to prepare kids for discrimination? http://loveisntenough.com/2008/01/25/does-it-do-more-harm-than-good-to-prepare-kids-for-discrimination/

#6- Interracial marriages at an all-time high, study says http://articles.cnn.com/2010-06-04/living/pew.interracial.marriage_1_interracial-marriages-millennial-generation-race-and-ethnicity-matter?_s=PM:LIVING

#5- Growth in Hawaii Hispanics, mixed race http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/state-wire/census-growth-hawaii-hispanics-mixed-race.html

#4- Toronto- Interracial Marriage Explosion In Canada More Black, Arab, & South Asian Men Are Marrying Outside Of Their Race. http://gayblackcanadianman.com/2010/05/01/toronto-star-article-interracial-marriage-explosion-in-canada-more-black-arab-south-asian-men-are-marrying-outside-of-their-race/

#3- Mixed Race Gay Couple Faces Challenges And Triumphs From Within Family http://www.towleroad.com/2011/04/challenge.html  

#2- Statistics on US Families - What do American Families Look Like Today?http://groundspark.org/our-films-and-campaigns/thatfamily/taf_statistics 

#1- Mixed-race adoption and foster care: Fair rules? http://mixedandhappy.com/2011/02/20/mixed-race-adoption-and-foster-care-are-the-rules-fair/