“But wait, as the TV voice-over might say, there’s more: Netflix is preparing an animated version of “Antiracist Baby,” a book by Ibram X. Kendi and based on his adult work, which teaches toddlers to confess their racism.”
(Christian Toto – Realclearinvestigations) PBS station featured “Lil Miss Hot Mess” reading from the performer’s new book “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish” last month, on a program aimed at children ages 3 to 8, the backlash was immediate, with a video of the reading going viral on conservative social media.
“If American tax dollars can be used to pay for 3-8 year olds to watch this PBS Drag Queen Story hour, then I demand equal tax dollars go to also read them Bible stories,” tweeted Tricia Flanagan, an unsuccessful 2020 Republican U.S. Senate hopeful from New Jersey.
Such pushback from the right is becoming more common lately as today’s kid-friendly shows routinely address sex, gender fluidity, race and other complex issues that some parents think their youngsters aren’t ready to absorb. They are part of a broader cultural shift, often called the Great Awokening, that includes the advancement of social justice themes in many television shows and other media aimed at older teens and adults.
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