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

Episode 110 · 5 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 haserrors. Correct versions of the script for each episode are available At https://www. fyourracisthistory. com/ scripts. At the heart of America is adirty and shameful reality. Every one knows it exists, but the devastating impactthat is left on generations of people has been glost over and even ignore,especially by those who still benefit from that to our American history is rooted inraces. More obvious chapters include the decimation of native American populations, slavery,segregation, the Jim Prote, most Americans have learned about- or at leastheard of these events, but ask them about the Agena movement or when homegrown extremists filled Madison Square Garden for a Nazi rag or how Henry Ford's hatred, Jews, helped inspire Adolf Hitler and you' re likely toget a plank stare. It' s time to explore these overlooked events thatdon' t make it into our history books and correct a record for thepeople harmed by them. The trace are passed to modern tragedies and learn howfolks over the sentries have fought back. We need to confront our racist historyso that we might have a chance to defeat it once and full and ChristianPeachey, the former whites of premises, who became an anti racist activist anda bringer of hard truth on each episode of EF. Your racist history.You learn about America' s conveniently overlooked. Racist origin scores join in as weyank off the hood and expose the lives behind some of America, socalled triumphs and heroes warning. This episode contains historic, archival media that usesracist, demeaning and derogatory language toward people of Color, as well as acandid, critical analysis of said media that may be triggering for some listeners.We' ve decided not to censor the language in the context of presenting thisas historical information, so as to accurately present the racism involved at the timelistener. Discretion is advised when news broke recently that six doctor Sus children's books were being pulled from publication because of their insensitive, racist depictions ofcertain ethnic groups. The decision prompted a hail storm of criticism from some peoplescreaming about the evils of so called cancel culture side note. If canceled culturereally existed as they claim, you probably wouldn' t be listening to yourstruly on this podcast or anywhere else. For that matter, we' llgo a little bit more into wide later, but here' s Fox News withtheir hot take six dor sous books will no longer be published because ofwhat' s subscribed as racist and in sensitive imagery. There' s thiscancel culture trying to cancel Dr Sous. Now. How far are they goingto take us? I' m fired up about this. I don't know if you are, but my guess is. if you had achildhood and you read Dr Sus, you might be President Biden canceling a DrSus. Contrary to the clips you just heard, Dor Zeus wasn' tcancelled and the choice to pull six books from the doctor Sous Catalogue of overfifty wasn' t the work of President Joe Biden, the books owned publisher, Doctor Seuss Enterprises, the organization that holds the publication licenses of Dr seusscomplete works and manages the image of the late author made that decision they issuedthe following statement on March. Second, two thousand twenty one quote: DoctorSeus enterprises working with a panel of experts, including educators, reviewed our catalogue oftitles and made the decision last year to cease publication and licensing of thesetitles. They portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong ceasing. Salesof these books is only part of our commitment in our broader plan to insuredoctor seuss enterprises catalogue represents and supports all...

...communities and families, and quote formany people. This decision, which was more of a symbolic gesture since mostof the books pulled, were already out of print, was long overdue whenformer first lady Malania trump gifted doctor SUT ' s book sets to children's libraries around the country. In two thousand a D, seventeen, aMassachusetts librarian made headlines for rejecting the works because of their racist overtones. TheJapanese American National Museum, who has long documented these divisive images in our nationspast, issued a public statement, cheering the move to officially retire. Whathas now become known as the sous six, so why is it significant that sixdoors sous titles were pulled all including drawings of Racial Stereo types? Manypeople argue that the stories and illustrations are harmless, that the push to removeartifacts, like these from our children' s early development is quote: LiberalCensorship and a narration of our history. Coincidentally, these are many of thesame folks who refuse to acknowledge other parts of our history. Things like thispodcast hopes to shed light on. There are valid arguments that violence depicted inmovies and video games can make some children more prone to violence. If that' s considered, why can' t the same logic be applied to kids, who constantly consume racially insensitive books, cartoons and other media like music?Does that in turn desensitize a child or make them more predisposed to buy intoharmful racial stereotypes as an adult? Many researchers and scientists agree that unconscious bias. I E prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of or against one thing personor group as compared to another, is influenced by what we encounter during ourupbringing. In a two thousand and eighteen study by northwestern university researchers studied byas tendencies in pre school aged children and through their experiments, found that quote, children revealed a strong and consistent pro white bias. Even at H.Four, the researchers also noted that children were sensitive to verbal and nonverbal expressionsof adult bias. In other words, kids brains are like little sponges.I don' t think it' s that far of a jump to assumethat, if we' re brought up watching reading listening to or playing withthings that depict white people as strong, smart, powerful and righteous while depictingwell, basically everyone else who isn' t white as subservient, Lazy,criminal, less, intelligent and dependent or is outright savages. Even if youdon' t consider yourself a racist, you may unconsciously show preference towards whitepeople in your normal life throughout the history of the United States in Western Europe. Many immensely popular children' s toys, books and nursery rhymes were riddled withracial stereotypes that influence generation after generation of young children. Maybe even younever heard of mother goose, the original story featured a caricature of the mainantagonist portrayed as a dishonest Jewish person. Familiar with e mini mine me,the original version didn' t have kids...

...catching a tiger by the toe nowrun my a in a child, but my one tie show do like thatme and many popular twentieth century cartoons produced by the likes of Warner, brothersand loony tunes also featured outright racist imagery. In fact, it wasn' tuntil nineteen, a d sixty eight and the wake of the civil rightsmovement when some of the most explicitly racist cartoons were banned from being shown ontelevision in the United States. Today, we' re going to discuss someof these 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 endless hourswhen we were young scientists agree that play is vital to our development of socialskills, creativity, problem, solving and intelligence. It influences our earliest thought. Patterns, desires and opinions play is even educational teaching, US math logicand interpretive skills. Many children' s toys attempt to mimic the culture inwhich they' re made I e dolls are modeled after so called real lifeof the time. In the nineteenth century, however, toy makers, vision ofreal life, was twisted into things like the mammy doll. Mammy dollswere given to little white girls to perpetuate the stereotyping of black women as servantsand caretakers of white homes. A I ' m trying T, I knowwhat in popular culture at the time, mammy' s were typically depicted asan older, larger desexualized woman with very dark skin. She was in parta warped redemption Ark for white men during this period. The implication was thatwhite men couldn' t possibly find this portly black women attractive and therefore wouldnot rape her layers of problematic toxic male thought of here, while in reality, the enslaved women who were forced to work within a plantation home were multiracialwith lighter skin, a more visual representation of the sexual exploitation of black women. They were usually of slim build as a result of both their young ageand starvation. Diet. In essence, the mammy character was created to makewhite people feel comfortable and safe around blacks and less guilty about the havoc theyhad wreaked on people of Color. Another popular doll during the early to midnineteen hundreds was the topsy doll topsy is the name of a black character inthe 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 beacher stone novel quote. She was one of the blackest of her race and her round shining eyesglittering. His glass beads moved with quick and restless glances over everything in theroom. Her Mouth Half Open with astonishment at the wonders of the new master' s parlor displayed a white and brilliant set of teeth. Her woolly hairwas braided in sundry, little tails, which stuck out in every direction.She was dressed in a single filthy, ragged, garment made of bagging andstood with her hands demurely folded. Before her and quote, and just liketoday, children use their toys to recreate scenes that they observed either in theireveryday lives or in popular culture. For example, Secret Garden Author, FrancisHodgson Burnett, once recalled using her topsy doll as a child to reacting fromuncle Tom' s cabin. She claimed to tie the doll up and whipit its unchanging expression, suggesting that topsy enjoyed it. These are not tobe confused with another type of popular racist down the Topsy Turvy Dall from theearly nineteenth century. These were dolls that are sort of two and one meaning. Each end of the doll had a different head and torso that connected atthe waist. The skirt is too sided and flips over to reveal The otherdoll. Although there are numerous innocuous versions around to day, the original depicteda black character, which looked like a mammy and a more fancily dressed whitecharacter on the opposite end recent analysis of historical case studies of people who ownthese toys suggest that these dolls help children internalize the social divisions and perceived racialsupremacies between black people and white people. Dolls were not the only popular racisttoys in Nineteen twelve sears advertised mechanical toys, the featured quote, darkies playing theflute or accordion the quote: Alabama coon jigger was another popular musical toythat featured a racist depiction of a black man. Dancing these types of mechanizedtoys were popular and used to promote the myth of the happy slave, aprominent stereotypical narrative from the pre civil war period coin banks, a common presentfor thrifty young children, often featured the likeness of black faced minstrel characters asminstrel shows, grew in popularity in the late eighteen. Hundreds so did puppetcounterparts that could appeal to the whole family particularly well known. Examples are thevarious characters in the punch and Judy Show, especially a black servant character called JimCrow fifteen year old school girl, sorence wallace stages, a function judyshow for kiddies of the Sydney Day nursery at Bondi junction. It' sa Christmas treat for the kiddies and a treat for you too. If childhoodreaction means a thing in your life, yes, Eeyou fit with me,I o family games also had over racial overtones. One game called Chuck featureda stereotypically caricatured black target that players had...

...to toss or that' s right. Chuck a water melon shaped 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 of Sambo and thelittle darky shooting gallery involved, using black characters as target practice for toy guns. Bowling Games like Parker brothers, sambo, five pins featured a racist fictionalized storyabout a character named Sambo the derogatory label assigned to blacks after the civilwar, who quote was a good old southern darky? And U and variouscard games such as old maid, you remember that one were it often featuredcaricatures of black women. The advent of motion pictures and television meant that racistdepictions of black and Brown people also made their way to big and little screensfor decades, while Disney Corporation metro, Goldwin, mayor or M G MLuny 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 stollerholds if coon he' s a Larnin, stolas possum up a gum tree andCooney in the Holler poss em up a gum tree cooney on a stumppass, em up a gum tree cone on a stump, poss im upa gum tree done on a stump din over double troubles. If coon willjump, oh early animations were primarily based on stock character and included popular,albeit stereotypical, Vaudville and minstrel characters like zip, cum, Jim Crow,Ottam Bo uncle Tom, an of course mammy h. What story would youlike to have mammy tell you to night. I would like to hear but feltwhite. Any faint dwelt man were what that old galerie was me.E sketches included a variety of racist tropes, including singing and dancing caricatures. Theso called angry black woman, sending her good for nothing husband off towork reenactments using shoe Polish to shine black skin romanticistic of the old southern plantationculture and false depictions of so called exotic, savage ignorant and sometimes even cannibalistic peopleof Color Ting. All you have you a everything you I I thecensored eleven or group of Warner Brothers Merry...

Melodies Disney and loony tunes cartoons deemedtoo offensive for audiences in nineteen sixty eight, the list includes parodies of Snow Whiteand the seven dwarfs and Goldilocks, as well as a quote plantation melodramacalled Uncle Tom' s bungalow. Since the civil rights movement of to NS, many of these cartoons have been censored, are removed from most platformsdue to their insensitive and racist nature. As awareness of these issues continues togrow, we must analyze the content we consume critically. That sometimes means reassessingmany of the things we loved when we were young. Like me, manyother N S, S and even S. babies also grew up watching cartoons andmovies loaded with racist stereotypes, 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, I remember her. Other examples include the stereotypical depictions of Native Americans andDisney' s Peter Pan Tache Pale face better a about red man good.This should be most enlighteneth rip, bad red and the Siamese cats and thesong they sang and Lady. In the trend. EIAMAU, we are aOle. If you don' t be now, we Okinawa Wi me thecharacter of King Louis and ape in the jungle book modelled after Louis Armstrong hasalso been deemed problematic. There' s some debate over whether or not thelyrics- and I want to be like you just his racial coding- I' m all go around. I want to be a kid. I wantto walk. I I A I can you to me. Beethe fact thatKing Louis, who is based on a black man, wants to be morehuman life and become civilized parallels pro slavery and segregation is beliefs that black peoplewere more akin to apes and monkeys in the jungle than to white people ingeneral. Sure Ogli is he white, but he represents civilization, which isinherently linked to whiteness. Other races. Stereotypes include the alley cats and theARISTOCATIC cookie, always wrong, as well as the crows, including Jim,from Dumbo the night Ondeceif Opiyo have so well. I see the onthe openingsong in Aladdin. Arabian nights drew criticism...

...from the American air of Antidiscrimination Committeefor these lyrics after the film was released in one thousand nine hundred and ninetythree, where they contal your ear. If they don' t like yourface, it' s bat very, a it' s o when theDisney agreed to alter the racist song learns and re release the film with amodification yere' s, a disturbing fact. Public policy pulling from two thousand andfifteen found at thirty percent of Republicans and nineteen percent of Democrats said theywould bomb the fictional city of Agrabah from the animated film a Latin nowadays.Many of these shows and movies carry a warning statement about historical context. Forexample, Disney' s content warning reads as follows: quote this program includenegative depictions and or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then, and are wrong. Now, rather than remove this content, we wantto acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create amore 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 which thankfully mention ice cream, but the original version produced by Columbiarecords. I one thousand nine hundred and sixteen had a much different tone playingon a stereotype of black people, as quote mindless beasts of burden, greedilydevouring slices of water monough. The lyrics and title have changed over time.The connection with ice cream is through this racist version of the song. Itwas this offensive version mine as the lyrics, of course, that would have beenplayed in ice cream, parlors and over mister softy ice cream truck speakersacross the country. When most of us were kids, maybe even today,this is not the only common tune. You might remember that is tinged withracism. The song most people would know as ten little monkeys. It startedout as a song that counted the ways in which young black boys might dieset from the last one who was somehow lucky enough to survive the brutal rhymingor 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 usedto pick between various options when we can ' t make up our mind alsohas a hidden racist, lyric, any meaning mine Mo, wasn' talways followed 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 a nursery rhyme, but oh susanna is often used asa kid' s tune. How many of us remember the second verse? Let me refresh your memory. I jumped a boa the talent, raveand travel down the rim. Electric Lot, magnified and Gil Bob Hundred Nigger,the ball gun by the once popular kids, champ Chinese, Japanese dirtyknees. Look at these octomist Asian immigrants, particularly after the Chinese exclusion act ineighteen. Eighty two, the children ' s rhyme, asserts the Chineseand Japanese people were dirty and promiscuous. Several other popular children' s storieshave dark origins as well. Old Mother Goose, for example, is fullof antisemitic language and imagery, and the antagonist is depicted as a dishonest Jewishperson. Despite scrubbing and reworking of the old story several decades ago. Thisoriginal version is unfortunately, still easily accessible to day because of a popular onethousand nine hundred and ninety three film adaptation. The following example became a favorite ofmany young American tweens in the nine s and early two thousands, despitebeing written by a British author over one hundred years ago, the Secret Garden, a classic children' s novel written in to nine hundred and eleven bynovelist Frances Hodgson Burnett contained some, not so subtle, racist imagery and remarkswhen the main character, Mary, the daughter of a British government employee stationedin India, his left orphan she sent to live with an uncle in England. Upon her arrival, she meets her new Maid Servant, Martha who tellsher she thought the young girl might have been black since she was from India, and that quote. There' s such a lot of blacks there,instead of respectable white people and quote Mary, becomes enraged and declares quote. Nativesare not people and quote then just to hammer home the message with abit of symbolism, all of Mary' s black clothes that she brought withher from India are replaced with nicer white clothes. We' ve talked abouttoys, cartoons and nursery rhymes that are blatantly racist, but what about theless obvious? There are words and phrases baked into our daily vernacular that aresteeped in racist history, and most of us have absolutely no idea where theycame from use. The word gyp lately it' s not uncommon to hearthe term uttered in frustration in a situation involving cheating or theft, but theword popped up in eighteen. Ninety, nine, as an abbreviation of Gipsy, a derogatory term assigned to the Romani people and defined, as quote asly, unscrupulous fellow, the term, is a harmful pejorative. So thenext time you voice her frustration over being...

...treated dishonestly. Try to avoid thisterm that wrongly equates dishonesty with an entire culture of people. grandfathered in thiscommon term is used to refer to some one or something that is exempt froma new rule or context. But the origin of the phrase dates back tothe civil war when the abolition of slavery, in the passage of the thirteenth andfourteenth amendments freed all enslaved people and granted citizenship. The people of Africandescent. The problem that this created for powerful wits, however, is thatnow those citizens at least the male ones, would be eligible to vote. Asa result, a whole host of things like literacy tests and poll taxes, were invented to keep black men from exercising their right to vote. Butthen, what about all the poor white men who wanted to vote these newdisenfranchisement measures could very much restrict their ballot access so to circumvent any issues forwhite men. Several states passed grandfather clauses which met any one who was descendedfrom a former voter or who had voted prior to the fourteenth amendment being passed. I E white people could continue to vote without the new restrictions. Theterm grandfathered in has become a common part of our vernacular, but it originatedas a loophole to prevent white voters from being disenfranchised by laws created to keepblack people from voting. Maybe it' s just because their origins and theharm that these words and phrases have caused haven' t been made clear tosome of us until recently, but I hope we' re also smart enoughto rethink our widespread use of sexist and racist phrases like master bedroom, IndianGiver Spirit, animal and whipped into shape, among others. Now that you know, is it something you want your children influenced by even the United States, national anthem, which has come under fire in recent years for a forgotten? Fourth, verse is not free of racist American tradition, as the storygoes, Francis Scott key became inspired to write a poem called the Defence ofFort Mc Canary, while he watched a British Bombard Fort Mc Henry and Baltimoreduring the war of Eighteen, twelve, the poem was put to music andthe name was eventually changed to the Star spangled banner. The lyrics were consideredcontroversial even during its day, particularly because of the following verse from the Ash, a the reference to quote hireling and slave pertains to the second core ofBritish colonial marines. This core was largely made up of escaped enslaved black men, who went over to the side of the English after they were promised freedomand land in exchange for their military service. Some historians argue this is a clearjab at the Black Colonial Marines and an ironic glorification of slavery within thequote. Land of the free and the home of the brave others believe FrancisScott Key' s lyrics are more about defeating the British and aimed at whomhe deemed as deserters of the United States...

...as there were black soldiers free andenslaved fighting on the side of the Americans during the war of eighteen. Twelve, the fact that Francis Scott key was a slave owner and openly flaunted hisracist beliefs, a man who thought African Americans were an inferior race, doesn' t help assuage the arguments for the Star spangled banner, not being asomewhat racist anthem. Another little known fact about Francis Scott key is that,as the district attorney of Washington D C in the late eighteen s, heinfluenced President Andrew Jackson to appoint his brother in law. Roger B Taney aschief justice to the US Supreme Court. Don' t recognize the name well, Justice Taney wrote the dred Scott decision in the late eighteen S, whichstripped all freed black people of their American citizenship. Just saying, regardless ofFrancis Scott Key' s personal racist history, the fourth verse effectively kept the songfrom becoming the national anthem for over a century until President Herbert Hoover,officially named it so one and nine hundred thirty one thanks in large part toorganizations like the United Daughters of the confederacy. By that time, though, onlythe first verse of Francis Scott Key ' s foundational poem remained since theoriginal was decidedly anti. British and Britain had by then become an American allyduring World War. One side note a parade was thrown in Baltimore to celebratethis historic war victory during which a color guard stood at the front waving confederateflags. Everything we' ve discussed today represents some historical aspect of white Americanculture and yes, that culture bred amidst imperialist traditions in white supremacy throughout thenineteenth 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 and rhymes that we' ve discussed may havebeen written with so called valiant moral lessons from the time and mind, butwhen a child is plied with colorful and wrong images, that suggest quote whiteis good and black is bad or Japanese people are evil saboteurs or that blackwomen are happy mammies here to serve white children and their parents et Cetera thatchild is set up for a lifetime of bias and prejudice, whether unconscious orovert, and it' s time we accept. That is exactly what happened. While many of the examples I' ve discussed in this episode are frommore than fifty years ago, concident ly making some of them what shape thefoundations of most adults alive to day. These songs and stories are the culturalelements that stick with us and shape the society we live in today they arepassed on to future generations and while in some cases they can be used toheal old wounds, they can also be used to inject hatred and anger andinsight violence. A premise I' m unfortunately personally acquainted with it' sno secret, that I belong to the white power skin head movement. Foreight years of my youth. In the late N S and early S,I was recruited when I was an angry and isolated fourteen year old, onethousand nine hundred and eighty seven my mind was a spongee and I absorbed everybit of racist propaganda. I could get...

...my hands on and once I wasfully indoctrinated. I began to make my own. After forming the White SupremacistRock Band White American youth, I started writing and producing white power music.I went on to head a second hate rock band called final solution. Thefirst American races skin head group to perform in Europe. We performed at ralliesand festivals all over, but my recorded music was also a very effective recruitingtool outside of those circles. Young people who were just as lost or brokenas I had been listen to my songs and lyrics and bought into the racistrhetoric of the neonazis movement because of it. I spent years trying to hunt downand eradicate every trace of the music I once created, but I didn' t get it all now, with the proliferation of the Internet, whitepower music is easily accessible. Once again in two thousand and seventeen I foundout just how accessible my old songs were. That summer, I was contacted bya producer at a B C would found a post made in a whitesupremacist forum by neonazis terror as dill and roof four months before he killed ninepeople in Charleston, mother, Emmanual, Church massacre. On June seventeenth,two thousand, a D fifteen rufe had posted lyrics to a white power songhe' d heard, and he wanted to know who the artist was nowhe could get his hands on a copy of the full album. It turnsout. I authored those lyrics the realization that I made something that may havesomehow influenced someone to murder. Nine innocent people is almost more than I canbear, but it' s the reality rather than deny it. I acknowledgethis. I believe redemption without accountability is just another form of privilege, andI choose to hold myself accountable. My point is this: The things wecreate things we say have power for good and for bad, and they can' t simply be erased or forgotten. The stories and songs that we sharewith our kids and young people influence them in more ways than we can understand, and it' s our responsibility to ourselves and each other to ensure equalityfor all from the start. Racism isn ' t a core value, we' re born with. We have to learn to hate and judge others forthe way they look, who they love or where therefrom. Unfortunately, whileour American ancestors have been great and many things, they' ve also beenvery good and indoctrinating us and our children with ideas that are plagued with whitesand premisses themes, and many of us are predisposed to show bias in favourof white people and a lot of that has to do with what we encounteredwhen we were young. Are we still passing this along to our children today? If we just ignore it will the damage it has already caused justgo away? What will it do to future generations? Old Habits die hard, even when people illuminate the racist nature of some of these works. Resistanceis enormous. Think of the backlash to...

Doctor Sut' s enterprises, makingthe decision to pull some of the pieces in their collection from publication, forexample, but we have to be diligent in the face of resistance, sowe can stop the inner generational cycle of perpetuating racism and bigotry building a trulyinclusive and equitable society must start with recognizing the harm certain language and images carryand then doing the work of unlearning. As my friend Doctor Bernice King likes, to call it, the byast ideas that reside within us, unlearning infact, is calling on all of us, and I name each and every oneof us, regardless of IRATI nationality and ethelisa, to dismantle false,inaccurate and harmful information and replace these thoughts with Truth and accurate history that elevatesour abilities to understand the painful truths, rich truths and even triumphs of thepast unlearning challenges. Each of us to do our personal and collective work tounlock our own biases or beliefs that keep us from justice, equity and adoptelove. That' s all for today join me next time, as weshine 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 four racist history. If you like what you' ve heard, do us a favor and rate us on whichever platform youlisten, it helps you can get more information on this and other episodes atF. U Racist History Com for on your favorite, podcast, APP.Four racist History is produced by gold note and distributed by sounder. This episodewas researched, fact, checked and written by Maggie, come and Jasmine brandlinks to source material and references have included in the show notes. Our editoris Ken. Pandora Music is courtesy of flat foot. Fifty six jamie moleis our producer and I' m the executive producer and your host Christian peachildren. Thank you for joining, see you next time and is always fyour racist history, a.

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