Sesame Street Holding Town Hall on Racism for Kids – The Good News
Parents around the world, rejoice - Sesame Street to the rescue, again.
I don't know about you, but I'm having a helluva time talking to our 13-year-old son about racism. He's white, and it's something he's never experienced. A lot of people claim that they "don't see color," but I truly believe that's true for kids.
So, if kids truly don't see color in each other, how do you explain racism?
I've never even wanted my son to know what it was because I was afraid that it would cloud his critical thinking. He's had friends with different skin colors his entire life and he's never mentioned it, so how do I bring it up?
Sesame Street and CNN are teaming up this Saturday morning for a 60-minute special called "Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families" tomorrow, June 6th, at 10 AM ET.
Big Bird, CNN commentator Van Jones and CNN anchor Erica Hill will be the moderators of the event. And it's not too late to submit your own questions to be answered during the town hall - you can do that HERE.
This is the second town hall that Sesame Street has done; the first was back in April at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless to say, it's been a busy year.
You can watch the town hall even if you don't have cable/satellite - you can catch it on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español. You can also stream on CNN.com's homepage and on your phone on CNN's apps.