‘Sesame Street’ adds black Muppets to teach skin color ‘important’

‘Sesame Street’ adds black Muppets to teach skin color ‘important’
Sesame Street (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Two questions: (1) Aren’t these characters stereotypes? (2) Will these characters make an appearance on the show that airs on Martin Luther King day next year, and, if so, what message will they convey?]

The famous children’s show Sesame Street is determined to talk about race whether we like it or not. Their latest terrible example is the introduction of two African-American Muppets to “educate children about race.”

On March 23, the educational series introduced two new Muppets in an online video. As part of the series “ABCs of Racial Literacy,” Elmo talks to 5-year-old Wes and his father Elijah about race and what it means to them. Elmo asks the two why their skin is dark and Elijah explains that it’s because of melanin and how “the color of our skin is an important part of who we are.”

In an official statement, Kay Wilson Stallings, Executive Vice President of Creative and Production of Sesame Workshop, commented on the video saying. …

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