Sing-along kids: Come and play, everything’s K-K-K

The air wasn’t sweet for two little Black girls at a Philadelphia Sesame Place. The Black children waited with excitement to receive a fun cheerful greeting from Sesame Street character, Rosita, however, the Black little girls were flatly denied, as the person dressed as Rosita, preferred to extend the fun cheerful greeting to white kids instead.

No street in America is immune to racism.…not even Sesame Street. After the Philadelphia Sesame Place story went viral, more Black families have shared similar experiences.

MAGA muppets at a creationists theme park said incidents like these would never occur at their theme park because MAGA muppets regularly storm the parking lots to ensure Black families never make it to the park entrance; while chanting, If you weren’t on Noah’s Ark, you don’t get into our park, as MAGA creationists believe Noah’s Ark was for whites only, just like Christianity and voting.

D’Nile isn’t only a river in Egypt that MAGA creationists theme park employees part on the hour with hydraulics so that a mechanical Moses riding a dinosaur can cross with John Wayne. Denial is dangerous, we must recognize that dismissing racist actions as non-existent or unimportant only empowers racism.

The micro aggressions of muppets can’t just be swept away like a cloudy day. Racism dehumanizes by design. Kids are taught how to be racist with the ease and simplicity of a song-along. Kids are taught who is considered worthy and who is not. There’s nothing A-OK about racism.

Sunny Day
Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet

Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street

Come and play
Everything’s A-OK
Friendly neighbors there
That’s where we meet

Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame Street
How to get to Sesame street…
How to get to Sesame Street
How to get to Sesame Street…

Song: Sesame Street Theme | Written by: Bruce Hart, Jon Stone, Joe Raposo | Featuring: The Sesame Street Kids | 1969

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