CNN Urges Parents to Talk to Kids About Their Privilege

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[See NewsBusters for more.] CNN's Saturday town hall with Sesame Street on racism started out well enough with Elmo and Big Bird teaming up with host Erica Hill to instill in young children the virtues of being kind and treating others with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, at the bottom of the hour, the focus shifted to how parents could talk to their children about race and racism in America and became much more politicized as parents were encouraged to talk to their kids about their privilege and told that trying to be attempting to be colorblind actually dehumanizes people.

Hill brought up the topic of white privilege by introducing a New Hampshire mother who asked, "What are some resources we can both use to further acknowledge our white privilege and help raise up the black community."

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