I thought it was great.
I would say this is an improvement.
Do you see anything woke or anti-White in the Sesame Street clip?
“Sesame Street is now teaching race consciousness to little-bitties:
This makes me really sad, and I’m not kidding or exaggerating. Let me explain.
I was born in 1967. Sesame Street was born two years later. I don’t remember a time before Sesame Street. It was my window into a world beyond the rural South. In 1999, when my wife and I moved to brownstone Brooklyn, I remember thinking, “I live on Sesame Street” — this, because the streets there reminded me of what I had grown up with. Though our parish (county) was half black and half white, until I started elementary school, I lived in a world that was de facto segregated. The interesting thing to me now is that I can’t recall anybody ever teaching me about white supremacy, or why segregation was a good thing, or any of it. Maybe some white parents did teach that to their kids, but mine didn’t. …
I hadn’t realized how deeply the new progressive racial obsession bothered me until I saw that clip above, and realized that woke Sesame Street is now setting out to undo all the work that had been accomplished in the generations the show catechized. You know who taught my generation of children to see color? White people who longed for segregation’s return, and black people who lived in fear of white people who longed for segregation’s return.
Now kids can get that from Sesame Street. Good job, progressives; you are the most regressive force in American society today.”
I was also born in the rural South.
Unlike Rod Dreher, I was born in 1980. I also live in rural Alabama, not Louisiana. Jim Crow had long vanished by the time I was growing up in the 1990s.
It was always obvious to me that our education system is a joke and that racial differences exist and are never going away. There are bright people and dumb people of all races. There are average differences between the races in intelligence and other personality traits. In spite of a century of wishful thinking by liberals, these differences have an environmental and heritable component.
An enlightened society would recognize that racial differences exist for reasons that are beyond our control, admit this truth and come to grips with reality. It is not anyone’s fault. There is nothing that can be done about it. Humans are also tribal beings. There is nothing pathological about ethnocentrism. Finally, an enlightened society would construct a practical social order that navigates around this reality. There is nothing wrong with each race having its own identity and separate spaces and institutions. I’m on board with Elie Mystal having his own miniature Wakanda where he can escape from the daily beestings of White racism so long as the same is true for White people.
The liberal attempt to erase racial differences by integrating public schools has been proven to be a failure. It has failed for all the reasons the segregationists said it would at the time. It disregarded human nature and the reality of racial differences. The Sesame Street video reminds me of Booker T. Washington’s famous Atlanta Compromise speech of 1895: “In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”
Why not just admit what everyone already knows that racial differences exist, detoxify the issue and move on from the subject to other things? There was LESS racial tension and MORE material progress for blacks and Whites alike in the Jim Crow era than in our own times. Libs have accomplished less over the last 50 years to improve well being than New Deal era segregationists. Virtue signaling about “racism” isn’t an accomplishment. Wokeness is making issues surrounding race more poisonous than ever.
Note: In the 21st century, artificial intelligence, automation and the waning of work is the real issue and challenge of our times, not racial differences in intelligence. The difference between deep learning powered AI and humans dwarfs any difference between racial groups.