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Hi I'm trying to find a couple of poems with ref to equality and diversity. One of them is about not calling people coloured as we are all coloured; pink, yellow etc. and another, we think is called Polychrome but cant find either of them. Any help, as always from you lovely people will be apprecaited :o

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I found the 'Box of Crayons' poem HERE

 

found the poem called "White folk, why do you call us coloured?" HERE

 

All I can find under Polychrome is a book publisher, specialising in books about diversity. HERE

 

Peggy

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Hi I'm trying to find a couple of poems with ref to equality and diversity. One of them is about not calling people coloured as we are all coloured; pink, yellow etc. and another, we think is called Polychrome but cant find either of them. Any help, as always from you lovely people will be apprecaited :o

hi I think this could fit the bill!

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Dear White Fella

Couple tings you should know:

 

when I born, I black

When I grow up , I black

when i go in the sun , I black

when i sick , i black and when i die

I still black

 

you, white fella

 

when you born , you pink,

when you grow up , you white

when you go in the sun, you red

when you cold ,you blue

when you scared, you yellow

when you sick, you green

when you die, you grey.

 

And you have the cheek to call ME coloured!

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Me and My M&M's I have always liked M&M's

The most diverse

multicultural

integrated candy in the world.

 

You have your

red ones

your

yellow ones

your

blue ones

your

orange ones

your

brown ones

and your

green ones.

All in one package;

all co-existing together.

 

One color doesn't think that it

is superior to the other.

 

One color doesn't discriminate

against the other.

 

All colors are the same

size

shape

and weight.

All colors look different on the outside,

but have the same ingredients on the

inside.

M&M's all have the same flavor

and they all taste

G-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-d!

 

Not all M&M's are perfect though.

Some have nuts!

In the real world we call them

racists and bigots.

 

Wouldn't it be nice if like M&M's

our prejudices melted into the abyss

like chocolate melts in our mouth

and all people were judged by

what was inside rather than

the color you see on the outside?

 

If candy can be prejudice free

why can’t we???

 

- Dr. Marilyn Kern Foxante

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No I dont mind sharing. I'm actually going to use them at a future staff meeting. My nursery is very culturally diverse both with staff and children so once we've all got our heads round the EYFS and are all trained out on that, I aim to do some equality and diversity training with my girls. I do have a brilliant E&D Co-ordinator, in fact it was her idea, I just needed to find the poems. I'll let you know how it goes!

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thank you all for your replies; they are exactly what I wanted

 

Hi Jenny,Would just like to share this little poem with you all.

 

"We are the birds of the same nest,

We may wear different skins,

We may speak different languages,

We may believe in different religions,

We may belong to different cultures,

Yet we share the same home - OUR EARTH.

Born on the same planet

Covered by the same skies

Gazing at the same stars

Breathing the same air

We must learn to happily progress together

Or miserably perish together,

For man can live individually,

But can survive only collectively."--Atharva Veda

 

Kind Regards

Karen

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I once saw a display or poster that used the letters from the word Diversity to make a phrase:-

 

 

I though it was very powerful and that I may use it sometime.

 

So here you are!

 

Different

Individuals

Valuing

Each other

Regardless of

Skin

Intellect

Talents or

Years

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