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Mixed-Race Author: 'Kathleen Cross'

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    Kathleen Cross is an author, educator, consultant, speaker, and
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      Kathleen Cross is an author, educator,
      consultant, speaker, and mother.

      She has appeared on Oprah, Donohue, and
      The Montel Williams Show to discuss the
      dynamics of race and skin color in America.

      She has been featured in Ebony and is highlighted
      in Bruce Caine's book, Our Common Ground:
      Portraits of Blacks Changing the Face of
      America, for which she wrote the foreword.

      Kathleen's award-winning debut novel,
      Skin Deep, has been a required text in
      colleges throughout the country



      Kathleen has more than twenty years of experience as
      a speaker, meeting facilitator and workshop leader.

      She has taught at the secondary and university
      levels, was named by California Superior Courts
      as an expert on issues concerning multi-ethnic
      identity and has developed and presented more
      than fifty workshops on race, equity and social justice.
      Cross penned two novels published by Avon Books,
      Skin Deep (1999) and Schooling Carmen (2004).
      Skin Deep, lauded by Emerge magazine as a
      "powerful debut novel," was an alternate selection
      of Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild.

      Skin Deep won the Black Writers Alliance 2000
      Gold Pen for Best Contemporary Fiction, and
      is used as required text in high schools,
      colleges and universities across the country.

      Kathleen is a member of the Board of Directors
      Oneness, a national non-profit organization
      whose mission is "to promote the oneness of
      humanity and eliminate racism through
      music, the arts and education."

      Oneness has deep ties in the entertainment industry,
      with a long list of influential supporters interested in
      anti-racism issues, including executives at ABC/
      Disney, Fox Broadcasting and Universal Music
      Publishing Group, as well as artists such as
      Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, B.B. King,
      Sarah McLachlan, and Carlos Santana.

      The daughter of an
      African-American father
      and white mother, Cross was featured in
      Ebony magazine in a story she wrote about
      her life as a bi-ethnic woman who "looks white".

      She is highlighted in Bruce Caines' photo-essay book
      "Our Common Ground: Blacks Changing the Face of
      America" (Crown, 1994), for which she wrote the
      forward, and was twice featured in 2004 in Rolling
      Out Urban Weekly (published in 19 U.S. cities), for
      which she has since served as contributing writer.

      Kathleen recently served on a panel sponsored
      by the Independent Writers of Southern
      California to speak about the role of writers
      in addressing human rights issues.

      She was the keynote speaker at the  2003 Human
      Rights Awards, and a featured speaker at the
      World Federalist Association's September11th
      Memorial in Los Angeles for two consecutive years.





      SOURCE: http://www.kcross.com/ 
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