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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. 

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. 

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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. 

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“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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    DG

    February 19, 2021 at 9:58 am

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

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      penny coberly

      February 19, 2021 at 10:43 pm

      exactly!

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    Daniel

    February 19, 2021 at 10:13 am

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

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    Werner E Schoeberlein

    February 19, 2021 at 11:52 am

    So wrong!!

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    Patti Byland

    February 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Isn’t this like taking a few steps back?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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!!!

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    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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