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Elmo Talks About Racism in 'Sesame Street' & CNN Town Hall

Elmo Talks About Racism in 'Sesame Street' & CNN Town Hall

Sesame Street and CNN are teaming up to help kids and parents learn about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism aired on Saturday morning (June 6) where Sesame Street characters Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Rosita discussed fighting racism and who to call when police officers are being unsafe.

As a three-year-old, Elmo doesn’t know to much about the way systemic racism works, which can be hard to understand why there are protests following George Floyd‘s death. Elmo‘s father, Louie, was able to help explain racism to his son.

“Racism is when people treat other people unfairly because of the way they look or the color of their skin,” Louie told Elmo. “Not all streets are like Sesame Street. On Sesame Street, we all love and respect on another. Across the country, people of color, especially in the black community, are being treated unfairly because of how they look, their culture, race and who they are.”

For more from the Sesame Street special, head over to CNN.com.

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