Sesame Street tackles anti-Asian bigotry in a new educational video released this week titled “Proud of Your Eyes.”
The video, posted via Sesame Workshop, featured one of the newest Muppets Wes, who premiered earlier this year to help fight racism, and longtime actor Alan, a Japanese store owner. – American who first appeared on the show in 1998.
In the video, Wes and Alan comfort Analyn, a Filipino American, who has been bullied on the playground because of the shape of her eyes.
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The group then sings a song together, encouraging Analyn to be proud of her facial features.
“Your eyes tell the story of your family. They show where you came from and how you came to be. Color, shape and size should always make you proud of your eyes,” the group sang.
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The popular children’s show addressed the issue of race by introducing two new Black Muppets earlier this year to teach children “racial literacy.”
And to celebrate Pride Month, Sesame Street introduced their first married gay couple last week.
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The episode was titled “Family Day” and starred Frank, played by Alex Weisman, and his partner Dave, played by Chris Costa.
The couple were also joined by their daughter Mia, played by Olivia Perez.
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