F*** Your Racist History
F*** Your Racist History

Episode 110 · 3 months ago

Racist Cartoons, Toys, Nursery Rhymes, Songs, and Popular Phrases

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Over the centuries, white supremacy has been marketed to American children through popular toys like “mammy” dolls and in cartoons with names like “Little Black Sambo.” More recently, several of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books have also been criticized as being insensitive by promoting racist stereotypes. Many rhymes and songs that we learned in our own childhoods, and that we may now teach our children or grandchildren, are also deeply rooted in racism. This not-so-subtle conditioning to white supremacy as children can lead to unconscious bias in adults. In this episode of F*** Your Racist History, we explore the racist undertones in our beloved childhood entertainment as well as the overt racism in some commonly used phrases and music, even the lyrics of the United States’ National Anthem.

...***Note: This transcription service has errors. Correct versions of the script for each episode are available at https://www.fyourracisthistory.com/scripts. At the heart of America is a dirty andshameful reality. Every one knows it exists, but the devastating impact thatis left on generations of people has been glost over and even ignore, especially by those who still benefitfrom that to our American history is rooted in races. More obvious chapters include thedecimation of native American populations, slavery, segregation, theJim Prote, most Americans have learned about- or at least heard of theseevents, but ask them about the Agena movement or when home grown extremistsfilled Madison Square Garden for a Nazi rag or how Henry Ford's hatred, Jews,helped inspire Adolf Hitler and you're likely to get a plank stare. It's timeto explore these overlooked events that don't make it into our history booksand correct a record for the people harmed by them. The trace are passed tomodern tragedies and learn how folks over the sentries have fought back. Weneed to confront our racist history so that we might have a chance to defeatit once and full and Christian Peachey, the formerwhites of premises, who became an anti racist activist and a bringer of hardtruth on each episode of EF. Your racist history. You learn aboutAmerica's conveniently overlooked. Racist origin scores join in as we yankoff the hood and expose the lives behind some of America, so calledtriumphs and heroes warning. This episode contains historic,archival media that uses racist, demeaning and derogatory languagetoward people of Color, as well as a candid, critical analysis of said mediathat may be triggering for some listeners. We've decided not to censorthe language in the context of presenting this as historicalinformation, so as to accurately present the racism involved at the timelistener. Discretion is advised when news broke recently that sixdoctor Sus children's books were being pulled from publication because oftheir insensitive, racist depictions of certain ethnic groups. The decisionprompted a hail storm of criticism from some people screaming about the evilsof so called cancel culture side note. If canceled culture really existed asthey claim, you probably wouldn't be listening to yours truly on thispodcast or anywhere else. For that matter, we'll go a little bit more intowide later, but here's Fox News with their hot take six dor sous books willno longer be published because of what's subscribed as racist and insensitive imagery. There's this cancel culture trying to cancel Dr Sous. Now.How far are they going to take us? I'm fired up about this. I don't know ifyou are, but my guess is. If you had a childhood and you read Dr Sus, youmight be President Biden canceling a Dr Sus. Contrary to the clips you justheard, Dor Zeus wasn't cancelled and the choice to pull six books from thedoctor Sous Catalogue of over fifty wasn't the work of President Joe Biden, the books owned publisher, Doctor SeussEnterprises, the organization that holds the publication licenses of Drseuss complete works and manages the image of the late author made thatdecision they issued the following statement onMarch. Second, two thousand twenty one quote: Doctor Seus enterprises workingwith a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalogue oftitles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing ofthese titles. They portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong ceasing. Sales of these books is onlypart of our commitment in our broader plan to insure doctor seuss enterprisescatalogue represents and supports all...

...communities and families, and quote for many people. This decision, whichwas more of a symbolic gesture since most of the books pulled, were alreadyout of print, was long overdue when former first lady Malania trumpgifted doctor SUT's book sets to children's libraries around the country.In two thousand a D, seventeen, a Massachusetts librarian made headlinesfor rejecting the works because of their racist overtones. The Japanese American National Museum,who has long documented these divisive images in our nations past, issued apublic statement, cheering the move to officially retire. What has now becomeknown as the sous six, so why is it significant that six doorssous titles were pulled all including drawings of Racial Stereo types? Many people argue that the stories andillustrations are harmless, that the push to remove artifacts, likethese from our children's early development is quote: LiberalCensorship and a narration of our history. Coincidentally, these are manyof the same folks who refuse to acknowledge other parts of our history.Things like this podcast hopes to shed light on. There are valid arguments that violencedepicted in movies and video games can make some children more prone toviolence. If that's considered, why can't the same logic be applied to kids,who constantly consume racially insensitive books, cartoons and othermedia like music? Does that in turn desensitize a childor make them more predisposed to buy into harmful racial stereotypes as anadult? Many researchers and scientists agreethat unconscious bias. I E prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of oragainst one thing person or group as compared to another, is influenced bywhat we encounter during our upbringing. In a two thousand and eighteen study bynorthwestern university researchers studied by as tendencies in pre schoolaged children and through their experiments, found that quote, childrenrevealed a strong and consistent pro white bias. Even at H. Four, the researchers also noted thatchildren were sensitive to verbal and nonverbal expressions of adult bias. In other words, kids brains are likelittle sponges. I don't think it's that far of a jumpto assume that, if we're brought up watching reading listening to orplaying with things that depict white people as strong, smart, powerful andrighteous while depicting well, basically everyone else who isn't whiteas subservient, Lazy, criminal, less, intelligent and dependent or isoutright savages. Even if you don't consider yourself a racist, you mayunconsciously show preference towards white people in your normal life throughout the history of the UnitedStates in Western Europe. Many immensely popular children's toys,books and nursery rhymes were riddled with racial stereotypes that influencegeneration after generation of young children. Maybe even you never heard of mother goose, the original story featured acaricature of the main antagonist portrayed as a dishonest Jewish person. Familiar with e mini mine me,...

...the original version didn't have kidscatching a tiger by the toe now run my a in a child, but my one tieshow do like that me and many popular twentieth century cartoonsproduced by the likes of Warner, brothers and loony tunes also featuredoutright racist imagery. In fact, it wasn't until nineteen, a dsixty eight and the wake of the civil rights movement when some of the mostexplicitly racist cartoons were banned from being shown on television in theUnited States. Today, we're going to discuss some ofthese examples of racist children's entertainment and much much more. Thisis episode. Ten of Fur, racist history, racist cartoons, toys nursery, rhymes,songs and popular phrases. Play is an integral part of ourchildhood and for many of us it accounts for the way we spent endlesshours when we were young scientists agree that play is vital toour development of social skills, creativity, problem, solving andintelligence. It influences our earliest thought.Patterns, desires and opinions play is even educational teaching, USmath logic and interpretive skills. Many children's toys attempt to mimicthe culture in which they're made I e dolls are modeled after so called reallife of the time. In the nineteenth century, however, toymakers, vision of real life, was twisted into things like the mammy doll. Mammy dolls were given to little whitegirls to perpetuate the stereotyping of black women as servants and caretakersof white homes. A I'm trying T, I know what in popular culture at thetime, mammy's were typically depicted as an older, larger desexualized womanwith very dark skin. She was in part a warped redemption Arkfor white men during this period. The implication was that white mencouldn't possibly find this portly black women attractive and thereforewould not rape her layers of problematic toxic malethought of here, while in reality, the enslaved womenwho were forced to work within a plantation home were multiracial withlighter skin, a more visual representation of the sexualexploitation of black women. They were usually of slim build as aresult of both their young age and starvation. Diet. In essence, the mammycharacter was created to make white people feel comfortable and safe aroundblacks and less guilty about the havoc they had wreaked on people of Color. Another popular doll during the earlyto mid nineteen hundreds was the topsy doll topsy is the name of a black characterin the classic book. Uncle Tom's cabin toy manufacturers created dozens, ifnot hundreds, of different types of topsy dolls and all of them were basedon a description provided in chapter twenty of the famous Hariet beacherstone novel quote. She was one of the...

...blackest of her race and her roundshining eyes glittering. His glass beads moved with quick and restlessglances over everything in the room. Her Mouth Half Open with astonishmentat the wonders of the new master's parlor displayed a white and brilliantset of teeth. Her woolly hair was braided in sundry, little tails, whichstuck out in every direction. She was dressed in a single filthy, ragged,garment made of bagging and stood with her hands demurely folded. Before herand quote, and just like today, children use theirtoys to recreate scenes that they observed either in their everyday livesor in popular culture. For example, Secret Garden Author, Francis HodgsonBurnett, once recalled using her topsy doll as a child to reacting from uncleTom's cabin. She claimed to tie the doll up and whipit its unchanging expression, suggesting that topsy enjoyed it. Theseare not to be confused with another type of popular racist down the TopsyTurvy Dall from the early nineteenth century. These were dolls that are sort of twoand one meaning. Each end of the doll had a different head and torso thatconnected at the waist. The skirt is too sided and flips overto reveal the other doll. Although there are numerous innocuous versionsaround to day, the original depicted a black character, which looked like amammy and a more fancily dressed white character on the opposite end recent analysis of historical casestudies of people who own these toys suggest that these dolls help childreninternalize the social divisions and perceived racial supremacies betweenblack people and white people. Dolls were not the only popular racisttoys in Nineteen twelve sears advertised mechanical toys, thefeatured quote, darkies playing the flute or accordion the quote: Alabama coon jigger wasanother popular musical toy that featured a racist depiction of a blackman. Dancing these types of mechanized toys werepopular and used to promote the myth of the happy slave, a prominentstereotypical narrative from the pre civil war period coin banks, a common present forthrifty young children, often featured the likeness of black faced minstrelcharacters as minstrel shows, grew in popularity in the late eighteen.Hundreds so did puppet counterparts that could appeal to the whole family particularly well known. Examples arethe various characters in the punch and Judy Show, especially a black servantcharacter called Jim Crow fifteen year old school girl, sorencewallace stages, a function judy show for kiddies of the Sydney Day nurseryat Bondi junction. It's a Christmas treat for the kiddies and a treat foryou too. If childhood reaction means a thing in your life, yes, Eeyou fit withme, I o family games also had over racialovertones. One game called Chuck featured a stereotypically caricaturedblack target that players had to toss...

...or that's right. Chuck a water melonshaped disk at gaining points for getting it into thewide open mouth of the target ever say you wanted to chuck something. Well, that's why carnival style games like the game ofSambo and the little darky shooting gallery involved, using blackcharacters as target practice for toy guns. Bowling Games like Parker brothers,sambo, five pins featured a racist fictionalized story about a characternamed Sambo the derogatory label assigned to blacks after the civil war,who quote was a good old southern darky? And U and various card games such as old maid,you remember that one were it often featured caricatures of black women. The advent of motion pictures andtelevision meant that racist depictions of black and Brown people also madetheir way to big and little screens for decades, while Disney Corporation metro,Goldwin, mayor or M G M Luny tunes our Kao Radio Pictures Merry Melodies,either Warner Brothers all produced races, Black and white cartoon rooms,specifically for kids, old Giffin, he's a Larnin scholar old.It toon he's a larned stoller holds if coon he's a Larnin, stolas possum up agum tree and Cooney in the Holler poss em up a gum tree cooney on a stump pass,em up a gum tree cone on a stump, poss im up a gum tree done on a stump dinover double troubles. If coon will jump, oh early animations were primarily basedon stock character and included popular, albeit stereotypical, Vaudville andminstrel characters like zip, cum, Jim Crow, Ottam Bo uncle Tom, an of course mammy h. What story would you like to havemammy tell you to night. I would like to hear but felt white.Any faint dwelt man were what they war, a red O me aShulitea, Coos canful, and what that old galerie was me. E sketches included a variety of racisttropes, including singing and dancing caricatures. The so called angry blackwoman, sending her good for nothing husband off to work reenactments usingshoe Polish to shine black skin romanticistic of the old southernplantation culture and false depictions of so called exotic, savage ignorantand sometimes even cannibalistic people of Color Ting. All you have you a everything you I I...

...the censored eleven or group of WarnerBrothers Merry Melodies Disney and loony tunes cartoons deemed toooffensive for audiences in nineteen sixty eight, the list includes parodiesof Snow White and the seven dwarfs and Goldilocks, as well as a quoteplantation melodrama called Uncle Tom's bungalow. Since the civil rights movement of to NS, many of these cartoons have been censored, are removed from mostplatforms due to their insensitive and racist nature. As awareness of these issues continuesto grow, we must analyze the content we consume critically. That sometimesmeans reassessing many of the things we loved when we were young. Like me, many other N S, S and even S.babies also grew up watching cartoons and movies loaded with raciststereotypes, oan rare episodes of the classic m GMcartoon Tom and Jerry. There was a house servant, character known as Mammytwo shoes, and it was still broadcast on Saturday mornings. In T S, Iremember her. Other examples include thestereotypical depictions of Native Americans and Disney's Peter Pan TachePale face better a about red man good. This should be most enlighteneth rip,bad red and the Siamese cats and the song they sang and Lady. In the trend. EIAMAU, we are a Ole. If you don't be now, we Okinawa Wi me the character of King Louis and ape inthe jungle book modelled after Louis Armstrong has also been deemedproblematic. There's some debate over whether or notthe lyrics- and I want to be like you just his racial coding- I'm all goaround. I want to be a kid. I want to walk. I I A I can you to me.Beethe fact that King Louis, who is based on a black man, wants to be morehuman life and become civilized parallels pro slavery and segregationis beliefs that black people were more akin to apes and monkeys in the junglethan to white people in general. Sure Ogli is he white, but herepresents civilization, which is inherently linked to whiteness. Other races. Stereotypes include thealley cats and the ARISTOCATIC cookie, always wrong, as well as the crows, including Jim,from Dumbo the night Ondeceif Opiyo have so well. I see the onthe opening song in Aladdin. Arabiannights drew criticism from the American...

...air of Antidiscrimination Committee forthese lyrics after the film was released in one thousand nine hundredand ninety three, where they contal your ear. If they don't like your face,it's bat very, a it's o when the Disney agreed to alter the racist songlearns and re release the film with a modification yere's, a disturbing fact. Public policy pulling from two thousandand fifteen found at thirty percent of Republicans and nineteen percent ofDemocrats said they would bomb the fictional city of Agrabah from theanimated film a Latin nowadays. Many of these shows andmovies carry a warning statement about historical context. For example,Disney's content warning reads as follows: quote this program includenegative depictions and or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then, andare wrong. Now, rather than remove this content, wewant to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation tocreate a more inclusive future together. End Quote other memories from our childhood.Don't yet come with a warning label? What about the song that plays fromyour neighborhood ice cream truck? You might think of this tune, as doyour ears. Hang low or less are known. Your balls hang low, either of whichthankfully mention ice cream, but the original version produced by Columbiarecords. I one thousand nine hundred and sixteen had a much different toneplaying on a stereotype of black people, as quote mindless beasts of burden,greedily devouring slices of water monough. The lyrics and title havechanged over time. The connection with ice cream is through this racistversion of the song. It was this offensive version mine asthe lyrics, of course, that would have been played in ice cream, parlors andover mister softy ice cream truck speakers across the country. When mostof us were kids, maybe even today, this is not the only common tune. Youmight remember that is tinged with racism. The song most people would know as tenlittle monkeys. It started out as a song that countedthe ways in which young black boys might die set from the last one who was somehowlucky enough to survive the brutal rhyming or deal and get married. It was used as a minstrel song in itsoriginal format, as well as the equally racist, ten little Indians or injuns,depending on who was singing it the tune. Many of us have used to pickbetween various options when we can't make up our mind also has a hiddenracist, lyric, any meaning mine Mo, wasn't alwaysfollowed with Ketch a tiger by its toe...

...the original lyric utilized an antiblack slur and suggested a potential hate crime all in one. I baby fiorita's, not necessarily anursery rhyme, but oh susanna is often used as a kid's tune. How many of us remember the secondverse? Let me refresh your memory. I jumped aboa the talent, rave and travel down the rim. Electric Lot, magnified andGil Bob Hundred Nigger, the ball gun by the once popular kids, champ Chinese,Japanese dirty knees. Look at these octomist Asian immigrants, particularly after the Chineseexclusion act in eighteen. Eighty two, the children's rhyme, asserts theChinese and Japanese people were dirty and promiscuous. Several other popular children'sstories have dark origins as well. Old Mother Goose, for example, is full ofantisemitic language and imagery, and the antagonist is depicted as adishonest Jewish person. Despite scrubbing and reworking of theold story several decades ago. This original version is unfortunately,still easily accessible to day because of a popular one thousand ninehundred and ninety three film adaptation. The following examplebecame a favorite of many young American tweens in the nine s and earlytwo thousands, despite being written by a British author over one hundred yearsago, the Secret Garden, a classic children'snovel written in to nine hundred and eleven by novelist Frances HodgsonBurnett contained some, not so subtle, racist imagery and remarks when the main character, Mary, thedaughter of a British government employee stationed in India, his leftorphan she sent to live with an uncle in England. Upon her arrival, she meets her newMaid Servant, Martha who tells her she thought the younggirl might have been black since she was from India, and that quote. There'ssuch a lot of blacks there, instead of respectable white people and quote Mary, becomes enraged and declaresquote. Natives are not people and quote then just to hammer home the messagewith a bit of symbolism, all of Mary's black clothes that she brought with herfrom India are replaced with nicer white clothes. We've talked about toys, cartoons andnursery rhymes that are blatantly racist, but what about the less obvious? There are words and phrases baked intoour daily vernacular that are steeped in racist history, and most of us haveabsolutely no idea where they came from use. The word gyp lately it's not uncommon to hear the termuttered in frustration in a situation involving cheating or theft, but the word popped up in eighteen.Ninety, nine, as an abbreviation of Gipsy, a derogatory term assigned tothe Romani people and defined, as quote a sly, unscrupulous fellow, the term, is a harmful pejorative. Sothe next time you voice her frustration...

...over being treated dishonestly. Try toavoid this term that wrongly equates dishonesty with an entire culture ofpeople. grandfathered in this common term is used to refer tosome one or something that is exempt from a new rule or context. But the origin of the phrase dates backto the civil war when the abolition of slavery, in the passage of thethirteenth and fourteenth amendments freed all enslaved people and grantedcitizenship. The people of African descent. The problem that this created forpowerful wits, however, is that now those citizens at least the male ones,would be eligible to vote. As a result, a whole host of things like literacytests and poll taxes, were invented to keep black men from exercising theirright to vote. But then, what about all the poor whitemen who wanted to vote these new disenfranchisement measures could verymuch restrict their ballot access so to circumvent any issues for white men.Several states passed grandfather clauses which met any one who wasdescended from a former voter or who had voted prior to the fourteenthamendment being passed. I E white people could continue to vote withoutthe new restrictions. The term grandfathered in has become acommon part of our vernacular, but it originated as a loophole to preventwhite voters from being disenfranchised by laws created to keep black peoplefrom voting. Maybe it's just because their originsand the harm that these words and phrases have caused haven't been madeclear to some of us until recently, but I hope we're also smart enough torethink our widespread use of sexist and racist phrases like master bedroom,Indian Giver Spirit, animal and whipped into shape, among others. Now that you know, is it something you want your childreninfluenced by even the United States, national anthem,which has come under fire in recent years for a forgotten? Fourth, verse isnot free of racist American tradition, as the story goes, Francis Scott keybecame inspired to write a poem called the Defence of Fort Mc Canary, while hewatched a British Bombard Fort Mc Henry and Baltimore during the war ofEighteen, twelve, the poem was put to music and the namewas eventually changed to the Star spangled banner. The lyrics were consideredcontroversial even during its day, particularly because of the followingverse from the Ash, a the reference to quote hireling andslave pertains to the second core of British colonial marines. This core was largely made up ofescaped enslaved black men, who went over to the side of the English afterthey were promised freedom and land in exchange for their military service. Some historians argue this is a clearjab at the Black Colonial Marines and an ironic glorification of slaverywithin the quote. Land of the free and the home of the brave others believeFrancis Scott Key's lyrics are more about defeating the British and aimedat whom he deemed as deserters of the...

United States as there were blacksoldiers free and enslaved fighting on the side of the Americans during thewar of eighteen. Twelve, the fact that Francis Scott key was aslave owner and openly flaunted his racist beliefs, a man who thoughtAfrican Americans were an inferior race, doesn't help assuage the arguments forthe Star spangled banner, not being a somewhat racist anthem. Another little known fact about FrancisScott key is that, as the district attorney of Washington D C in the lateeighteen s, he influenced President Andrew Jackson to appoint his brotherin law. Roger B Taney as chief justice to the US Supreme Court. Don'trecognize the name well, Justice Taney wrote the dred Scott decision in thelate eighteen S, which stripped all freed black people of their Americancitizenship. Just saying, regardless of Francis Scott Key'spersonal racist history, the fourth verse effectively kept the song frombecoming the national anthem for over a century until President Herbert Hoover,officially named it so one and nine hundred thirty one thanks in large partto organizations like the United Daughters of the confederacy. By that time, though, only the firstverse of Francis Scott Key's foundational poem remained since theoriginal was decidedly anti. British and Britain had by then become anAmerican ally during World War. One side note a parade was thrown inBaltimore to celebrate this historic war victory during which a color guardstood at the front waving confederate flags. Everything we've discussed todayrepresents some historical aspect of white American culture and yes, thatculture bred amidst imperialist traditions in white supremacythroughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is steeped in racism. The prejudice and racial bias of adultsseep into artistic creations meant to teach life lessons to kids. Yes, some of these stories, songs andrhymes that we've discussed may have been written with so called valiantmoral lessons from the time and mind, but when a child is plied with colorfuland wrong images, that suggest quote white is good and black is bad orJapanese people are evil saboteurs or that black women are happy mammies hereto serve white children and their parents et Cetera that child is set up for a lifetime ofbias and prejudice, whether unconscious or overt, and it's time we accept. That isexactly what happened. While many of the examples I'vediscussed in this episode are from more than fifty years ago, concident ly making some of them whatshape the foundations of most adults alive to day. These songs and stories are thecultural elements that stick with us and shape the society we live in today they are passed on to futuregenerations and while in some cases they can be used to heal old wounds, they can also be used to inject hatredand anger and insight violence. A premise I'm unfortunately personallyacquainted with it's no secret, that I belong to the white power skin headmovement. For eight years of my youth. In the late N S and early S, I was recruited when I was an angry andisolated fourteen year old, one thousand nine hundred and eighty seven my mind was a spongee and I absorbedevery bit of racist propaganda. I could...

...get my hands on and once I was fully indoctrinated. Ibegan to make my own. After forming the White Supremacist Rock Band WhiteAmerican youth, I started writing and producing white power music. I went onto head a second hate rock band called final solution. The first American races skin headgroup to perform in Europe. We performed at rallies and festivalsall over, but my recorded music was also a veryeffective recruiting tool outside of those circles. Young people who were just as lost orbroken as I had been listen to my songs and lyrics and bought into the racistrhetoric of the neonazis movement because of it. When I finally decided to get out inearly Husain hundred and ninety six, I spent years trying to hunt down anderadicate every trace of the music I once created, but I didn't get it all now, with the proliferation of theInternet, white power music is easily accessible. Once again in two thousandand seventeen I found out just how accessible my old songs were. That summer, I was contacted by aproducer at a B C would found a post made in a white supremacist forum byneonazis terror as dill and roof four months before he killed nine people inCharleston, mother, Emmanual, Church massacre. On June seventeenth, twothousand, a D fifteen rufe had posted lyrics to a white powersong he'd heard, and he wanted to know who the artist was now he could get hishands on a copy of the full album. It turns out. I authored those lyrics the realization that I made somethingthat may have somehow influenced someone to murder. Nine innocent peopleis almost more than I can bear, but it's the reality rather than deny it. I acknowledge this.I believe redemption without accountability is just another form ofprivilege, and I choose to hold myself accountable. My point is this: The things we create things we say havepower for good and for bad, and they can't simply be erased orforgotten. The stories and songs that we sharewith our kids and young people influence them in more ways than we canunderstand, and it's our responsibility toourselves and each other to ensure equality for all from the start. Racism isn't a core value, we're bornwith. We have to learn to hate and judgeothers for the way they look, who they love or where therefrom. Unfortunately, while our Americanancestors have been great and many things, they've also been very good andindoctrinating us and our children with ideas that are plagued with whites andpremisses themes, and many of us are predisposed to show bias in favour ofwhite people and a lot of that has to do with what we encountered when wewere young. Are we still passing this along to ourchildren to day? If we just ignore it will the damage ithas already caused just go away? What will it do to future generations? Old Habits die hard, even when peopleilluminate the racist nature of some of these works. Resistance is enormous.

Think of the backlash to Doctor Sut'senterprises, making the decision to pull some of the pieces in theircollection from publication, for example, but we have to be diligent in the faceof resistance, so we can stop the inner generational cycle of perpetuatingracism and bigotry building a truly inclusive andequitable society must start with recognizing the harm certain languageand images carry and then doing the work of unlearning.As my friend Doctor Bernice King likes, to call it, the byast ideas that residewithin us, unlearning in fact, is calling on all of us, and I name eachand every one of us, regardless of IRATI nationality and ethelisa, todismantle false, inaccurate and harmful information and replace these thoughtswith Truth and accurate history that elevates our abilities to understandthe painful truths, rich truths and even triumphs of the past unlearning challenges. Each of us to doour personal and collective work to unlock our own biases or beliefs thatkeep us from justice, equity and adopte love. That's all for today join me next time,as we shine a light on another shameful chapter of our country's racist path.We can't beat the problem if we can't see it. You've been listening to fourracist history. If you like what you've heard, do us a favor and rate us onwhichever platform you listen, it helps you can get more information on thisand other episodes at F. U Racist History Com for on your favorite,podcast, APP. Four racist history is produced by gold note and distributedby sounder. This episode was researched, fact, checked and written by Maggie,come and Jasmine brand links to source material and references have includedin the show notes. Our editor is Ken. Pandora Music is courtesy of flat foot.Fifty six jamie mole is our producer and I'm the executive producer and yourhost Christian pea children. Thank you for joining, see you next time and isalways f your racist history, a.

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