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Table of Contents for the KindredCOLORS Binder
“Everyone is Beautiful”

Title Page
page 1

Information about the Cast and Casting
page 2

page 5

page 6

How to Use the CDs and Book
page 7

CD Tracks Outline
page 8

Part ONE:
Experiencing Beauty —What is Beautiful and Why

A Beautiful Exercise for Everyone
page 10

Quotes about Beauty
page 13

Part TWO:
Understanding and Appreciating Your Skin —
Its Functions, Importance, and Color

The CD Script, in Text Format (so you can follow the audio CDs)
page 16

Drawings by Jean Ronald Pacombe
page 55

Definitions of Anatomical and Scientific Terms
page 67

Excerpts from United Nations Documents Pertaining to Social and Political Misconceptions about Human Skin Colors
page 73

Quotes Relevant to Campaigns for Equality and Mutual Respect
Among People

page 81

Sources: Helpers, Consultants, and Bibliography
page 83

What you will learn from the KindredCOLORS binder “Everyone is Beautiful”:

A. The amazing BIOLOGY of your skin — which is not only your largest, heaviest, most flexible and most protective organ, but which also interacts with every other part of your body.

B. What defines us as HUMAN BEINGS — 1. Our common physical traits that include our unique ability to develop and speak complex LANGUAGES (learn how and why) and our unique HANDS that enable us to have Power Grips and Precise Grips (learn how and why — and what the results have been). And 2. Our common behavioral traits that include living in families, forming communities, cooking food, building shelters, making clothes, and decorating our hair, nails, and bodies.

C. How we can move our FACES to express ourselves because, unlike animal beings, our facial skin is directly connected to muscles that enable us to smile and frown and form visible expressions from joy to grief.

D. How and why we wear a variety of SKIN COLORS. Under our skins we are all the same colors (white teeth, pink gums, grey brains, and we bleed red) but OUR SURFACE SKINS are different colors because of the awesome ability of our ancient ancestors to live in the huge variety of geographies in this World.

E. And much much more...


We are inspired by the United Nations Declaration that resulted from the "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance held in Durban,
South Africa in 2001."

Here are a few of the excerpts we include in our
"Everyone is Beautiful" binder.

REAFFIRMING that cultural diversity is a cherished asset for the advancementand welfare of humanity at large and should be valued, enjoyed, genuinely accepted and embraced as a permanent feature which enriches our societies...;

EMPHASIZING the importance of the equitable participation of all, without any discrimination in domestic as well as global decision-making...;

ALARMED BY the emergence and continued occurrence of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in their more subtle and contemporary forms and manifestations, as well as by other ideologies and practices based on racial or ethnic discrimination or superiority...;

[RECOGNIZING] the challenges that people of different socially constructed races, colors, descent, national or ethnic origins, religions and languages experience in seeking to live together and to develop harmonious multiracial and multicultural societies...;

WE FURTHER AFFIRM that all peoples and individuals constitute one human family, rich in diversity. They have contributed to the progress of civilizations and cultures that form the common heritage of humanity...”

Some Quotes Relevant to the United Nations Campaign for Equality, Consideration, and Mutual Respect Among All People

Ruth Gader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice, in 2003:
“ Bias both conscious and unconscious...keeps up barriers that must come down if equal opportunity and nondiscrimination are ever genuinely to become this country’s law and practice...The stain of generations of racial oppression is still visible in our society, and the determination to hasten its removal remains vital.”

Naomi Reed, quoted in Parade Magazine at age 22, in 2003:
“ Being multiracial has allowed me to see things from both sides of the color line. It opens my mind to differences of all types, so that I don’t prejudge anything or anyone. That’s something I wish we could all do...I think people would be surprised at how many more genuine friends they would have if we all met each other in the dark.”

Howard Thurman, poet, theologian, mystic:
“ I want to be me without making it difficult for you to be you.”

James A. Joseph, US Ambassador to South Africa, in 1999:
“ There is an old Khosi proverb that Archbishop Tutu likes to quote that says ‘People are people through other people.’ It follows that to damage the humanity of another person is to damage one’s own [humanity]...I hope, therefore, you will seek to transform the notion of live-and-let-live into the moral imperative of live-and-help-live.”