Sesame Street Pushing ‘Racial Justice’ for Toddlers in ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’ Segments

In the left’s latest effort to reach younger and younger children with their propaganda, Sesame Street is now making “ABCs of Racial Literacy” segments to do so.

The children’s franchise also created two new black muppets for the videos.

The Sesame Workshop says that the new programming part of their “work to dismantle racism” and that they are committed to “racial justice.”

“Sesame Workshop has always stood for diversity, inclusion, equity, and kindness. As a trusted source for families, we have a responsibility to speak out for racial justice and empower families to have conversations about race and identity with their children at a young age,” Kay Wilson Stallings, Executive Vice President of Creative and Production of Sesame Workshop, said of the programming. “The work to dismantle racism begins by helping children understand what racism is and how it hurts and impacts people. Sadly, today’s announcement comes at a time of racial and social discord when many families are in need of support in talking to their children about racism. We’re proud to reaffirm our Coming Together commitment to racial justice, which will be woven into new Sesame Workshop content for years to come.”

Dr. Jeanette Betancourt, the Senior Vice President of Sesame Workshop, also released a statement saying, “children are not colorblind—not only do they first notice differences in race in infancy, but they also start forming their own sense of identity at a very young age.” The addition of black Muppets apparently will help “foster open, age-appropriate conversations among families and support them in building racial literacy.”

Newsbusters writer Lindsay Kornick pointed out that these statements actually seem pretty racist.

“Color me skeptical but telling kids that skin color is ‘an important part’ of them doesn’t feel like it’ll end racism. In fact, suggesting that children can inherently judge others by race is far more racist than anything I’ve seen lately. Besides, we all know that the “racial justice” they’re talking about is the BLM abolishing the police variety. It always is,” she wrote.


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