This video was featured last week on one of our favorite race blogs, Racialicious (as captured from Sociological Images as seen on and at Sesame Street. And I know this parenthetical reference is starting to sound like the old woman who swallowed a fly, but I wanted to give credit to everyone in the lineage).
I love Jesse Jackson. He’s great with these kids. But what can you expect from a man who so artfully reads Green Eggs and Ham (and with good humor). He leads these kids in a defiant chorus that publicly denounces many of the lies the forces of this world will aim at them. Knowing the prejudicial power of the overwhelming undercurrents in our culture, I wonder how many of those children grew up believing the truths they shouted down Sesame Street.
I hope mine will believe it. I hope that if you have kids, yours will, too. And I hope that us grown ups will continue to shout about it until they do.