Raising Our Children The Happily Mixed Up Way!

The importance of blended families banding together when it comes to raising our children is HUGE. Growing up I have seen first hand how a child of mixed race struggled with his identity, because of the environment he was raised in, by the time he reached his late teens he'd made a choice to reject half of what he was instead of embracing all. He did not have the right support system, and there were no families made up like his own within his community, or maybe there were but his parents just didn't know where to find them.
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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/