Maria P. P. Root resides in Seattle, Washington where she is an independent scholar and clinical psychologist. She is a trainer, educator, and public speaker on the topics of multiracial families, multiracial identity, cultural competence, trauma, work place harassment, and disordered eating.

Multiracial Child Resource book by Maria P. P. Root The Multiracial Child
Resource Book

If you look at classrooms and on playgrounds across the nation, you will see a growing number of children who do not fit into a single racial box. They are children who transcend simple racial categorization and whose lives straddle dual, and sometimes, multiple races and cultures. In cities like Seattle, Sacramento, and San Antonio, one in six babies born is multiracial. These children represent a rapidly growing population of Americans who draw from multiple racial groups and who are redefining how our society views race and diversity.

This book is a valuable contribution because it equips parents and professionals with tools they need to understand multiracial youth and to better serve them in everything from the classroom to family settings. These tools will help adults create nurturing environments that respect individual diversity that will ultimately contribute to a more supportive environment for all children.

Multiracial Families and Children: Implications for Educational Research and Practice >>

In J. A. Banks and C. A. McGee Banks (eds.), Handbook of research on multicultural education (second edition), pp. 110-124. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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 12 years later, the follow up to the Bill of Rights...
Multiracial Oath of Social Responsibility *  >>

Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage *  >>

I have the right...
·Not to justify my existence in this world.
·Not to keep the races separate within me.
·Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy...
·Not to be responsible for people’s discomfort with my physical or ethnic ambiguity...

50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People *  >>

1.You have been told, “You have to choose; you can’t be both.”
2.Your ethnicity was mistakenly identified.
3.People assumed your race to be different by phone than in person
4.You are accused of not acting or wanting to be Latino, Asian, Black”
5.You have been told, “Mixed race people are so beautiful or handsome.”
6.Strangers looked between you and your parent(s) to figure out if you were related.
7.You have been told, “You don’t look Native, Black, Latino...”
8.You have been asked, “What are you?”

Ecological Framework for Identity Development *  >>

Maria Root's Multiracial References  >>

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