Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sesame Street Debuts "ABCs Of Racial Literacy"

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First Netflix said it is developing kids programming around racial justice.

Now the people behind Sesame Street are following suit, with race-based content aimed at children of all ages, including infants.

None of us want our children or grandchildren to be racist.

That's not the point.

The point is, we don't trust the entertainment and educational complex.

Nor should we.

Be informed, not misled.

Sesame Workshop, the studio behind Sesame Street, has released a new set of instructional resources for children and their parents titled, "ABCs of Radical Literacy," which the company says represents part of its commitment to "racial justice."

Sesame Workshop said Tuesday the reason they are doing this is that we have "always stood for diversity, inclusion, equity, and kindness."

And they said, "The work to dismantle racism begins by helping children understand what racism is, and how it hurts people."

One tutorial advises parents that "infants develop racial preferences as early as six months."

In another activity about creating self-portraits, children are taught to focus on their outward appearances---"especially" the materials say, "important for Black and Brown children to celebrate their outward appearance...."

In fact, in one video starring Elmo, kids are taught about the importance of skin tone and melanin.

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This certainly stands in stark contrast to the words of Martin Luther King Jr. who strongly advocated that we focus on one's character, rather than the color of their skin.

However, with the advent of "Critical Race Theory," much of King's beliefs have been set aside. I believe in great part because there is a huge amount of investment and grant money to create this kind of media content millions of children will soon be watching on Sesame Street.

Netflix announced in January that it is creating an animated kids series based on Ibram X,  Kendi's "Antiracist Baby," the critical race theory activist's recent book for toddlers.

Netflix promises to "turn 'Antiracist Baby' into a series of animated short music videos that will use 'earwormy songs' to teach toddlers and their caregivers about 'anti-racism."

All this is premised on the idea that America is a systemically racist country.

There are good reasons not to trust the education/entertainment industry.

Public education and its "Common Core" is a miserable failure.

Last year, Pioneer Institute published an in-depth study which details the "Historic Drop in National Reading and Math Scores Since the Adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards."

The complete study is about an hour read. I won't attempt to even summarize it, but it concludes that "The proponents of this expensive, legally questionable policy initiative have much to answer for."

The study shows that our national reading and math scores have dropped significantly, emphasizing that there has been no progress among students, as promised by the advocates for Common Core, and the struggling students are still struggling.

The "Common Core Debacle" has created a vacuum in government-run education.

Just as Planned Parenthood has moved into the health and sex education vacuum, and China has moved into the "social studies" vacuum with its propaganda-based Confucius Institutes, Critical Race Theory has now moved into the newest crisis-opportunity with their Critical Race Theory and its siblings.

This PBS Sesame Street "ABCs of  Racial Literacy" has grown right out of the opportunist root of Critical Race Theory.

Critical Race Theory has many offspring.

Critical Race Theory is Marxism to its core. You will recall that the two young women who co-founded Black Lives Matter, have been quick to affirm that they both hold Marxist beliefs.

And the Marxist view advocates that the replacement of all systems of power and even the description of those systems must ultimately be described as only two classes: "The oppressors, and the oppressed."

The oppressed impede revolution when they adhere to the cultural beliefs of their oppressors---and therefore must be "re-educated."

Another Marxist catechism demands all societal norms must be dismantled through relentless criticism---regardless of what they may be.

The origins of Critical Theory can be traced back to the ideas of Karl Marx---more recently to the Frankfurt School (1937) in Germany. It would later be moved to the United States as economic Marxism, which became cultural Marxism, specifically designed to launch an attack on Western institutions and norms with the intent of destroying them.

That destructive ideology has walked the long road through our institutions, and today we see its offspring.

When the New York Times introduced the 1619 Project---which re-writes history to read that America was founded not in 1776, but in 1619 when the first slave ship arrived near Jamestown--it was dismissed by many as preposterous.

But the idea wasn't preposterous to those who have been indoctrinated in the halls of so-called public education. They were ready for it---and embraced it.

America wasn't really founded on the idea of personal and religious freedoms. It was founded upon opportunism and greed--- built on the backs of slaves---and is still systemically racist.

Critical Race Theory makes race the prism through which its proponents analyze all aspects of American life.

It demands that we reimagine the United States as a nation of groups, each with specific claims on victimization.

Critical Race Theory has a chokehold on our country and culture. It is the new intolerance that underpins identity politics. And its intolerance can be found in schools, the workplace, education, and even the church. And certainly in politics.


Noah Webster, a Founding Father of our country, and the father of what we know as publican education said this: 

"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws...All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war proceed from the despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."

He also said, "Education is useless without the Bible."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Bold. Be Prayerful.