Sesame Street Characters Addressed Racism in a Town Hall This Weekend

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Over the weekend Sesame Street and CNN hosted a town hall to help address racism for kids. The 60-minute town hall featured Elmo’s dad Louie explaining the ongoing protests that have been happening across the country calling for racial justice. The town hall began with a crowd chanting “Black Lives Matter,” and Elmo telling his dad he doesn’t understand the protests happening outside the window. “Why are these people together,” Elmo asked.

Louie replied, ““They’re gathering together to protest. A protest is when people come together to show they are upset and disagree about something. They want to make others aware of the problem. Through protesting, people are able to share their feelings and work together to make things better.”

“They look upset,” Elmo then asked. “Are the protesters sad?”

“They are sad and upset and they have every right to be, Elmo….

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