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Re: Edjumacation

Postby pacobird » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:13 pm

Sesame Workshop is going to have to retool the show to appeal to thirtysomething hipsters who watch the show ironically? Jesus Christ, give them a little more credit than that.

Sesame Street has been winking at mom and dad for decades. Considering thirtysomething hipsters are having kids now, this was probably going to happen one way or another.

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Re: Edjumacation

Postby Classic » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:18 pm

What was the tagline? "The symbolism is deafening?"
I don't know that it's any worse than any of the other compromises that Sesame Workshop and PBS have made to keep going, but it's very easy to point to it as a barometer for how services are being drained from the most vulnerable that your 20-30-something will care about.

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Re: Edjumacation

Postby Sharkey » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:03 pm

Yeah, it's more just the sad irony that something that was very purposefully created for the benefit of underprivileged children is now provided to the privileged first. Something something, trickle down, etc.

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Re: Edjumacation

Postby Mongrel » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:23 pm

black americans had "over three centuries of a strong work ethic"

I, uh...

More "gems" in the thread.

EDIT: And before you say something like "oh Texas!", this teacher's in WA.

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Re: Edjumacation

Postby Rico » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:50 pm

Washington is really not much less racist than the better parts of the south, which does include Texas. Yes,Seattle is included in that.

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Re: Edjumacation

Postby Friday » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:52 pm

They only appear to be less racist on the surface because so much of their racism is directed at Californians.

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