'Sesame Street' introduces new muppets in videos on race

New York (AFP) – US children’s television show “Sesame Street” has released videos featuring two new muppets to educate children about race. One of the videos, uploaded to the show’s website Tuesday, features African-American dad Elijah and his son Wes talking to Elmo about differences in skin color due to melanin. They stress the importance of not forgetting that despite differences in appearance we are all human.  The approximately three-minute segment is part of a new series of videos called the “ABCs of Racial Literacy.” They aim to “provide families with the tools they need to build racia…

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