Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore,
because so many people are from
mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities,
and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.”
~ George Lopez,
Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host, Imagen Vision Award (2003),
Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television (2003),
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award,
& One of “The Top 25 Hispanics in America” by Time (2005)
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Comfy In My Own Skin

“I’m very comfortable in my own skin now.
I started just being myself more and more.
For women, this happens as you get older.
I loved my 40s – I thought they were fantastic.
And I’m loving my 50s.
I’m going to love everything because you’re either older or dead!”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan
,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
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Every Choice Matters

“Just remember that every choice matters; that’s what I know now.
Every good choice I’ve made has really mattered and made an impact.
And every bad choice I’ve made I had to find my way out of it.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson

Our Sense of Nationhood

“Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.”
~ Jimmy Carter, Jr.
a.k.a James Earl Carter, Jr.
,
Naval Officer, Farmer, Politician, Author,
39th President of the United States (1.20.1977-1.20.1981) &
Nobel Peace Prize (2002)

Colors of the Skin

Colors of the Skin
“You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know.
… … …
You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But, if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.”
~ Stephen Schwartz, Lyricist & Alan Menken, Composer,
Colors of the Wind song from Walt Disney Pictures’ Pocahontas (1995)

Black & White: Like, Dislike

“To like an individual because he’s black
is just as insulting as to dislike him because he isn’t white.”
~ Edward Estin “E.E.” Cummings,
Poet, Painter, Essayist, Author & Playwright
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Playing Together, Like Children

“Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children
and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from.
Adults need to remember to play and to be more childlike in our behavior.
We’ve forgotten what that childlike experience was like.”
~ Guy Laliberte,
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Co-Founder Cirque du Soleil.