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Cartoon Network encourages kids to view each other by skin color

Cartoon Network launched a confusing and contradictory PSA, urging kids to be “anti-racist” by paying attention to people’s skin color. 

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In the latest concerted effort to brainwash kids on the topics of systemic racism and implicit bias, Cartoon Network launched a confusing and contradictory PSA, urging kids to be “anti-racist” by paying attention to people’s skin color. 

The two-minute-long PSA, from “Steven Universe” creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey, was posted to YouTube on Tuesday, the Daily Caller reports. 

“It’s important to SEE people in all their beautiful COLORS. When you see color and the unique experiences that come from it, you can recognize the role racism plays in our culture AND appreciate everyone and their diversity,” the clip’s description read. 

The ad features three characters: one black, one white and one purple alien. 

The three start off by singing, “colorblindness is our game because everyone’s the same. Everybody join our circle, doesn’t matter if you’re white, black or purple.” 

“Hold up a minute here, who wrote this?” the Alien interrupts. “I think it kind of does matter that I’m purple. I mean,, I’m purple because I’m literally an alien.” 

“Well I’m not an alien, but it definitely matters to me that I’m black,” the black character says. 

“Yeah, it makes a difference that I’m white,” the white character replies. “I know the two of us get treated very differently.” 

“My experience with anti-black racism is really specific. Other people of color experience other forms of racism too. But you won’t see any of that if you don’t see color,” the black character says. 

“So this entire public service announcement could be a ploy to avoid talking about racism altogether,” the alien says. “Hey, could we get a rewrite where we appreciate each other without erasing what makes each of us different?” 

A graphic then appears to conclude the PSA: “See color. Be anti-racist.” 

This is the third of a four-part series from the network designed to “provide kids and families with productive ways to disrupt common narratives about racism, per the Daily Caller

While this advertisement was meant to teach kids how to be anti-racist, it completely dropped the ball. Telling kids to see color ultimately promotes a divide, while enabling inequality and radical racial identity politics.

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10 Comments

  1. DG

    February 19, 2021 at 9:58 am

    It’s not our color. It’s the content of our character.

    • penny coberly

      February 19, 2021 at 10:43 pm

      exactly!

  2. Daniel

    February 19, 2021 at 10:13 am

    I’m so glad Leo came to our side. Welcome Leo!

  3. Werner E Schoeberlein

    February 19, 2021 at 11:52 am

    So wrong!!

  4. Patti Byland

    February 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Isn’t this like taking a few steps back?

  5. Michael J. Morano

    February 19, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Par of the rules for communists & Alinsky’s manual for radicals. Control the children’s minds at an early age.

  6. Alan Schilde

    February 19, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Just one thing to say. Every Race experiences Racism it doesn’t matter whether you are Black, White, Brown or Red you experience it. When I was younger Black kids used to call me Honkey, Whitebread and Doughboy because of my skin color. When I was younger the kids over the A street bridge in the Barrios of Oxnard used to hate me because of my skin color, I wasn’t Brown. So you see everyone experiences racism. So you see It’s not just a Black thing, a Brown thing or a Red thing, It’s also a White thing, Yellow thing and so on and so on.

  7. Linda O'May

    February 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    I have no words…..This is not the messaging I want for my daughter. Whatever happened to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. about the content of one’s character? Do we no longer celebrate honesty and integrity? Do we no long teach right from wrong, good from evil? Lifting one another up, regardless of race, creed, religion? Leo, when I look at you and listen to you, I hear an intelligent, passionate man with a beautiful smile that lights up a room! Americans are so fortunate that we have your voice speaking for us! BTW. my 15 year old daughter runs into the room whenever she hears you speaking on TV. You have a fan for life! When are you going to run for office?

  8. penny coberly

    February 19, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    It takes us decades back and to near the future of the innocence of our children. Stop this at home and no cartoons!!!

  9. Jean Rudy

    February 21, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I pick my friends by what kind of person they are, not skin color. My Bi-racial grand kids are my grand kids, not black/white! Morgan Freeman has it right, we are Americans, stop with everything being about color!

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National Public Radio Discontinues Reading the Declaration of Inependence

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A post by Todd Starnes alerts that National Public Radio (NPR) has ditched its annual ritual of reading the Declaration of Independence. NPR, derisively referred to by Starnes as “National Public Welfare Radio,” announced the cessation of reading the Declaration. Which staffers at the taxpayer-funded radio network had been reading aloud the document since 1988.

The void that would have resulted from not reading the Declaration was not unfilled. “Instead, NPR broadcast an 11-minute conversation about whether or not the Founding Fathers actually meant the words “all men are created equal.” Here’s a link if you’d like to listen to their “screed” (which also reminds us frequently that many of the Founding Fathers owned slaves).

Starnes disclosed that he owns “KWAM, the leading news talk radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. It angers me that my tax dollars are used to prop up a broadcast competitor that spits on our Founding Fathers and our Founding Documents.”

Interestingly, NPR’s newly voiced contempt and cynicism for the Declaration of Independence does not encompass refusing taxpayer-funded government support. Whether or not the Founding Fathers meant what they said and what they wrote may be grist for energetic banter on a radio program that is increasingly committed to shrill progressive virtue signaling. However, the topic of this discussion among smug well-remunerated media activists is irrelevant. The words of the Founding Fathers have been inspirational for two hundred and forty-six years and have been the moral and legal foundation used to free the slaves and develop Constitutional principles to ensure that slavery can never be implemented in this country. Slavery currently exists in several countries now, but NPR is dedicated to ignoring that scourge.

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‘Every Word Of This Is False’: Ted Cruz Factchecks Ilhan Omar’s Attack On Coach Kennedy Prayer Case

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Rep. Ilhan Omar

On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) factchecked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she made multiple false claims about the Supreme Court ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the Court ruled 6-3 that a public high school football coach in Washington state had his First Amendment rights violated when he was punished by his school district for praying on the field after games where students could see.

As previously reported, “In 2008, high school football coach Joseph Kennedy began a tradition of praying at midfield after each game. Over time, his players and even members of the opposing team began to join him. In September 2015, a school administrator addressed the matter with Kennedy after an opposing team complained and the coach briefly stopped his prayers.”

“On October 14, 2015, Kennedy told the school district that he was planning on resuming his prayer tradition at the next game. The school district told the coach that his prayers violated the district’s policy, but Kennedy continued to pray at the next two games. The school district subsequently placed him on administrative leave, banned him from participating in the football program, and refused to renew his contract for the following season. Kennedy took the issue to federal district court, arguing that the school district had violated his First Amendment rights,” the report added.

In response to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Kennedy, Omar tweeted, “The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in. Religious freedom is dead in America.”

“Every word of this is false,” Cruz responded.

Omar’s claim that the Supreme Court’s decision allowed to teachers to “pressure students to join prayer” is false. The Court’s ruling just protected Coach Kennedy’s religious freedom to pray publicly.

Omar was also incorrect in claiming that there would be retaliation against students who did not join Kennedy in prayer – the coach’s tradition of praying after games began with him praying alone at midfield after football games. Kennedy’s school district even noted that Kennedy had “not actively encouraged, or required, participation.”

Additionally, in contrast to Omar’s claim that “religious freedom is dead in America,” the Supreme Court ruling actually strengthened protections of religious freedom.

Writing for the majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch explained, “Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head.”

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment,” Gorsuch added. “And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination. Mr. Kennedy is entitled to summary judgment on his First Amendment claims.”

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