Nearly seven million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.; more than two million of them are in a jail or prison. If you want to know what those numbers mean for the American family, consider this: The makers of Sesame Street decided to design and release an educational kit titled “Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration.”

The kit is “an educational outreach initiative for families with children (ages 3 – 8) who are coping with a parent’s incarceration.” Can you imagine telling a five-year-old about prison? “Our resources,” say Sesame Streeters, “provide talking points and tools to help families manage the changes resulting from this situation and to find comfort in one another.” {snip}

Here are some of the kit’s tips for parents and/or caretakers who are not in prison:

  • Let your child know what to expect during everyday activities. Tell her who will take her to school and who will pick her up.

{snip}

More tips: “Let your child know that the incarceration is not his fault….Let him know he’s not alone.” And here are tips for preserving a relationship between an incarcerated parent and child:

  • Phone calls are a great way to keep in touch. Help your child think of things to tell her parent. Give her a picture of the parent to hold during the call.
  • Use pen and paper to write letters. If your child can’t yet write, ask her to tell you what to write; she can draw pictures to go with the words.
  • Televisiting can be helpful for some children. Sharing an everyday routine such as storytime during your televisit is a great way to be together.

The kit also includes a video episode about a young muppet named Alex whose dad is in jail. Check out the entire kit here. {snip}

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  • No big deal. In many of these cases, the “incayceayted” parent (the father) wasn’t much in the lives of their children anyway.

    OTOH, I think we can infer the demographics of Sesame Street viewers these days.

    • Jefferson

      Sesame Street is reaching out to the demographic that watches Tyler Perry films.

      • Eagle_Eyed

        This. It was designed for col–I mean children of color in order to improve the educational and social achievements of urban youths. Of course it captured the imaginations of millions of white children as well. The dream of helping the noble savage hasn’t died though, I see.

        • Puggg

          The kids should pay close attention. It will be a window into their own futures.

        • The__Bobster

          No, it was created by libtards to brainwash White children. The creators have publicly admitted that.

          • ncpride

            Much like that Dr. Seuss cartoon series on PBS that has the little black boy as the playmate of the blond little girl, and they are always together. Can they get any more apparent with their propaganda?

    • Anglokraut

      I just go to You Tube and remember the good years:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhaO2crrH0k

      • Romulus

        Good screen name. I remember the Muppet show. What I didn’t know was that J. Henson was a fflllluuuuuuute player. Of course, it made sense when I saw the reruns of the movies as I got older. He found his “Rainbow connection” (Kermit singing in the swamp of the Muppet movie). It disheartening to find out that so much entertainment one watched as a kid was produced and packaged by evolutionary aberrations.

        • Anglokraut

          Okay, I’m not sure what all is being implied here. If Jim Henson played the flute–awesome. The flute is a classic instrument capable of just about every style of music from metal to meditative. Jean-Pierre Rampal’s guest appearance demonstrates this amply. If Jim Henson was also gay…okay. That would be news to me, but consider that he died when I was in third grade–I didn’t have a clue what “gay” was then. Boys were yucky anyway.

          But don’t make the error of implying that all male flautists are gay. Jean-Pierre was very, very married–to a woman, too!

          • Romulus

            No of course not. The implication was that Henson played the skin flute. So when you observe the underlying content of my aforementioned post, Henson’s message becomes clear. The lesson to be learned,is how the entertainment industry has used its platform of media to undermine traditional Anglo gentile/Christian American culture.

          • Anglokraut

            Yeah, the sexual implication hit me just after I hit reply, naturally. I haven’t seen The Muppet Movie in a long time though; I suppose you could make an argument about the song “Rainbow Connection” (the lyrics “Someday we’ll find it, the Rainbow Connection/the lovers, the dreamers, and me” now has a whole new dimension, that’s for sure), but speaking as a DIE-HARD Rainbow Brite fan, I will not let gays have the one symbol from my childhood that isn’t tainted…especially since the gays got a hold of my other childhood loves, He-Man, Master of the Universe, and She-Ra, Princess of Power.

          • Romulus

            Good for you. I too try to maintain some treasured memories that weren’t ruined by the tidal wave of filth and corruption that was a legacy of the sixties.

          • me

            The Rainbow Connection was written and composed by Paul Williams, the tiny blonde man who also wrote hit songs for the Carpenters, Three Dog Night, Helen Reddy, and etc. It really was about the naïve belief in the ‘multicultural utopia’ that the Baby Boomers embraced. Must have been all of those drugs…..

        • IstvanIN

          Jim Hensen was married with six children and a mistress. Calling him gay just sounds like you want to be mean. Of course being gay in and of itself does not make a person bad, but calling a person gay is generally considered an insult, especially when the person is not. Perhaps it is time to grow up?

          • Romulus

            So was JIM mcgreavey. Grow up?! How about STFU. Being gay makes one an evolutionary dead end ,period. I couldn’t give a rats ass about politically correct bias in favor of a tiny % of of the global population. Whether I agree or disagree has no bearing on what kind of person I am despite the trend of deviant behavior so pervasive in so our so called Nissen society. I will not get into a verbal shootout over that topic.

          • IstvanIN

            Class act there. Lots of things are evolutionary dead ends, but it seems Jim Hensen wasn’t.

          • Romulus

            After some reflection this morning oblast evenings discussion, I thought it prudent to elaborate. My comment was not to defame Mr. Henson, but rather to point out the controversy surrounding his unfortunate demise. Im sure your aware of that. As I states, I was also a fan of his show,however,once I perceived the subliminal message over time from their shoes and movies(particularly his daughters stance) I couldn’t knowingly support it anymore. If you believe me to mean, that is your perogitive. As for the rest of my comment, I stand by what I BELIEVE! We can agree to disagree. Within http://www.americanthinker.com archives there are several articles by people that are more eloquent than I on the “gay is normal” topic. You might enjoy the reading.

  • Do NOT let your kids watch this crap! If anything, reruns from 40 years ago are better.
    I told my brother 20 years ago, that he shouldn’t let his kids watch Rugrats.
    Sure enough, neither one of his kids lived up to their potential.

    • Funruffian

      I remember when SS was as wholesome and innocuous as Apple Pie. They didn’t want to alienate Bantus, because the show debuted in the Post-Snivel Rights Era. So the libtard creators were on a pilgrimage to be “progressive”. In over 40 years SS has become a program that will alienate White parents. PBS ( Public Bantu Supporters) may soon lose their endowments.

    • Alexandra1973

      My son likes Bob the Builder. The number of blacks on that show I can count on one hand and have fingers left over.

      I have to watch him, though…he’s on the autism spectrum and very outgoing…and I try to steer him away from blacks. Quietly.

  • Being 40, I had fond memories of watching Sesame street, until I saw that HIV muppet (do muppets have blood?) and heard about the gay, black (is that in the right order?) Elmo puppeteer, who forcefully inflicted his cavity manipulating vocational skills on underage minorities.
    All sentimental fondness for that show has evaporated.

    • I’m 45, and I used to sit through an entire episode of the Electric Company just so I can watch the 10 minute clip of Spider-Man. The producers knew that, so they showed it near the end of the episode. Anti white PC hadn’t reared it’s ugly head yet.
      ZOOM was diverse, but they didn’t cram it down our throats.

      • DLRisVH

        Same here, I remember my father coming home telling us to turn off that garbage.

      • Yeah I remember seeing Morgan Freeman on that show myself, little did we know back then that he was eventually going to be cast as the eternal ‘magic negro’. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Magical_Negro_occurrences_in_fiction

        I also remember Sesame street trying to teach us Spanish, you know the cartoon of the Mexican crawling in the desert with the speech bubble saying “agua agua”.

        I remember thinking how odd that was considering we were in the South Pacific. Eventually they edited out those North American regional lessons and replaced those segments seamlessly with locally produced pieces showcasing our local indigenous languages (Maori in my case, as I was in NZ), that would have been in the early 80’s as I was growing out of it.

        • “Romantic racism”, now that’s a new term for me
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_racism.

          From reading the description, it pretty much describes all modern media.

        • Funruffian

          I remember all those Kid programs along with Big Blue Marble, 123 Contact and a Hispanic inspired program called “Via Allegre”.

          • Anglokraut

            3-2-1-Contact was a great show! My brothers and I used to watch it all the time; it was a kid-friendly introduction to math and science; which was still something that was pushed in the 1980s. By the 1990s math and science was out, and enviro-nazism and self-esteem was in. Science programs vanished and blatant propaganda cartoons like Captain Planet and the Planeteers was the replacement.

          • 3-2-1 Contact I faintly recalled, until I re watched the title sequence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2-LEBc2sO8
            Then the memories came flooding back, although a few of those images look like well used stock footage.
            Is it just me, or did black people look “more black” in television 30 years ago?

            Anglokraut spot on description of the way kids show went in the 90’s.
            “Enviro-nazism”, love it.

          • Anglokraut

            Thank you for the affirmation–I’m definitely a child of the 1980s and 1990s, and (sad to admit) raised by the TV, since mom had to work. There is another children’s science show that I remember that was very math-centered, called “Square One”. Do you remember it?

          • I remember “Square One.” Remember the bit called “I Love Lupy” and the elephants?

            My mother tells me that when I was little, I never really liked Sesame Street, that I was far more into Electric Company and 3-2-1 Contact.

          • Yes, I too remember Square One, but only vaguely.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXp3AMgbG6k

            I would have said no, until I saw the actors doing the Dragnet parody “Mathnet”.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_eBFzNLsGk
            I must be quintessentially White, because even from a very young age, I admired and would dress up at any opportunity in a shirt and tie. I always inspired to the G-man, military esk, crew cut adorning, right hemisphere thinking, mathematically inclined. But as I’ve said on this forum a few times, I was raised by a extremely progressive ex hippy, so it could have been my way of rebelling, but I prefer to think of it more so as inherent qualities gravitating towards a kindred spirit.

            Schoolhouse Rock with GenX classics such as “I’m Just a Bill”….
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyeJ55o3El0
            ….would be the last in the educational TV shows category that I can come up with, again why they showed us these outside of America I don’t know (think of the Rammstein song “we’re all living in America” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFVdvXGIT34 ).

            But back in the 70’s/80’s we only had three TV channels and one of those for for ‘old people’, with no cable TV (or internet of course).
            Being the kid of a career minded solo mother (and apparently a bit of a geek), I was a TV kid too, so kids shows that I remember (he’s where I digress) from the US Roger Ramjet, Fraggle Rock, Dungeons & Dragons, Beanie and Cecil (really sticks in my mind for some reason… “rag-mop”), Fraggle Rock, the smurfs, super friends,Jamie shines his Magic Torch, Hanna barbara cartoons such as Scooby doo, Shmoo, captain cavemen, the flintstones and the Jetsons. From Japan Battle of the Planets, or Monkey. From the UK Metal mickey, Super Ted, Morph,Danger mouse, Count Duckula and Tom Baker Dr Who (there’s talk about geting the 1st black Dr Who these days), Grange Hill, Terrahawks, Bananaman, Captain Pugwash, Worzel Gummidge, Doctor Snuggles and Stig of the dump.,
            Sit coms for they put in the kids time slots such as Small Wonder (obscure but strangely memorable), fantasy island (they thought it was kid worthy), silver spoons, Little House on the Prairie, Grizzly Adams and Happy Days.
            From Oz we had a whole lot of great after school kids dramas along the lines of the “My bodyguard” movie, but what I do recall is Skippy (of course), the BMX bandits and “The lost islands”.
            The last one looking back is really pro-diversity, a sort of UN assembly meets “lord of the flies” story but like the sitcoms Different Strokes, the Fresh Prince of Bel-air,the Cosby Show, Family Matters or Webster, we ate that stuff up and didn’t think anything of it, and look where we’re talking now, so maybe there is hope for the indoctrinated.

          • Anglokraut

            Small world! I used “Conjunction Junction” today at my tutoring job to teach my pupil about and, but, and or. Then for fun I played “No More King” and discovered that the comment section had become a flame war because the song contained the line “We’ll elect a president/he’ll do what the people want!”

            But nothing tops the legendary “I’m Just a Bill”.

        • Alexandra1973

          I never let my son watch Dora the Explorer.

      • The__Bobster

        Try sitting through an hour of the Mickey Mouse club just to possibly see a Donald Duck cartoon. Old Walt was pretty stingy with those cartoons.

        • Guest

          My favorite Disney flick was Song of the South, so un-pc.

        • jane johnson

          Song of the South was the best Disney film ever.

        • Yes, but Annette made the moronic content more appealing.

      • Romulus

        I remember the Elmo pedophile. I can’t post what I’d like to say. I have a big DVD library with all the good ol shows.

      • NM156

        Wasn’t ZOOM a bunch of 1970s white kids from Boston? I remember that show. They all wore black turtlenecks, at least in the opening of the show.

    • ncpride

      Kevin Clash (aka, Elmo) certainly got a pass on his illicit behavior from the media, and we all know why. Had that been a White male, we would have heard about it non-stop for months on end.

    • me

      Elmo the black pedophile…..enough said.

  • bigone4u

    You can bet that this idea originated with a mushy headed liberal white female who romanticizes the “black family,” picturing it in terms similar to the idiotic Cheerios ad from last week. I hope government tax dollars are not going to fund this nonsense because it will accomplish nothing–well, it may cause hell to break loose when the kid accidentally tells dear old dad that Mama has a new boyfriend living with them.

    • The__Bobster

      Not just last week. This week I’ve been getting constantly pounded with that disgusting ad on the Today Show. That’s not a cheap ad buy.

      • bigone4u

        If I had the skills I would make a short parody ad, with the interracial couple beating on each other in a run down house. I’d put it on youtube as Race Realist Cheery–O’s. When the kid pours the cereal, out comes dad’s crack cocaine along with the little o’s.

        • ncpride

          There was a new ‘comedy’ show that premiered last night on TBS called Deon Cole’s Black Box. Thinking that this guy was going to be given free reign to insult, and make fun of Whites, I tuned in to see how bad it would be, but he actually started his show with a more ‘realistic’ version of that Cheerios ad that was pretty funny. I was surprised to say the least.

          • IstvanIN

            You’re more open minded than me. As soon as his commercials come on the TV I change the channel until I am sure it is over. I have so much Negro-fatigue that I couldn’t even give the show a try.

          • ncpride

            Oh, I know what you mean. Just by the hype and the so called ‘black’ perspective he was supposed to give, I had to see what kind of anti White nonsense I would probably see, but it was nothing like that, much to my surprise. Now, how long that lasts, I have no idea but last nights show was spent mostly poking fun at other blacks.

      • No, but then since you’re here, you already know the real reason this PoS is being run.

    • me

      Baby daddy drama. Every day is Jerry Springer day in the ‘hood.

  • JesusHDevil

    I think all of us here know “Sesame Street” has long been a tool of multicultural propaganda directed at children. For Pete’s sake, just look at their insistence that the child of the criminal is a girl. That’s poor grammar, too. These people have no right to be educating anyone.
    And, speaking sadly from experience, I know that our jails and prisons are crammed full of innocent people who like to say they “caught a charge,” the way you and I might catch a cold.

  • OlderWoman

    Sesame Street ‘teaching your children how to be freaks’.

  • WowReally

    Black father is an oxymoron. Yes it’s gotten to that point. It’s amazing that back in the days where blacks really had a case to whine about harsh treatment and discrimination in the 1950’s that the black families were as strong as ever. Just goes to show it wasn’t slavery, but their own terrible choices and endless ghetto cycles.

    • Eagle_Eyed

      Times were harsher then, but I can see why our Dixieland brothers discriminated against blacks. You give ’em an inch…

  • IstvanIN

    “Let your child know that the incarceration is not his fault….Let him know he’s not alone.”
    Da popo done set him up but he do hab a sail mate.

    • me

      It’s da raaaycis Whitey fault. Yo daddy din’ do nuffins. The white man keepin’ a brother down! Yo daddy is a good man, an’ he gonna be a ‘rapper’ when he get out. You see, Trevon! You see when yo daddy get out. We be callin’ him Sat’day on da sail fone. Now go to da sto an get me some kools, some skeetles, an some o’ dat grape drank afore I beat yo behin’…..an pick me up some of dat chicken, too…

  • APaige

    Alex-a white name and white voice. “Incarcerated” is ebonics for when one will meet their biological father.

    • The__Bobster

      They can’t run away when they’re incarcerated. However, they can still deny paternity.

      • IstvanIN

        We have captive DNA now.

  • The__Bobster

    Since most golliwogs don’t know who their babydaddies are, I assume this kit is being marketed to a small White market.

    • World_War_Me

      I’m sure black folks and mexicans give to pbs all the time. /sarcasm

      • Anglokraut

        Yeah, PBS sure knows what to show during pledge week, though. Anne of Green Gables marathon, anyone?

  • The__Bobster
    • NM156

      Thanks Bobster, you just ruined my evening…

  • borogirl54

    I wonder if Sesame Street will bring out their deportation kit for kids whose father was deported back to Mexico. Of course, the US government will be blamed for sending dad back to Mexico. Dad will be seen as coming to America to “seek a better life”.

    • Rusty Shackelford

      At the rate things are going, that won’t be an issue. Nobody will get deported. At least the non-white ones.

    • Greg Thomas

      The family deported together stays together.

      • Kalel Jorelson

        It is a well-established principle of international law that families SHOULD be kept together during forced population relocations.

    • me

      Dora the explorer….more like Dora the illegal invader. The msm sure caters to minorities, even though the markets should be aimed at people who actually have a job….

  • World_War_Me

    Buy one baby daddy kit, get one rape kit free of charge.

  • me

    Living well is the best revenge, my friend. It seems you’re doing just that….

    • We started painting the inside of a neighbor’s house Tuesday morning. One of the nice older gals from the area came by to talk about the next HOA meeting. I attempted to introduce myself, but she said “Everyone knows exactly what you are.”

      • me

        What does she think you are, exactly? Is it time to move?

        • The feds went through my neighborhood “warning” everyone I was back, with paperwork they were supposed to leave in their homes if they sold them. I was never a sex-offender, but one of the first times any of the neighbors spoke to me was when Nick tried to warn me about some “Scott” character in my building. The first time anyone here spoke to me was when Chuck, a retired CIA agent said “You (moderated) felon.”

          I’m more about places than people, and my least favorite thing is moving. I would have to dismantle the basement machine shop if I moved.

          On the other hand, the same gal had me move her piano a few weeks ago.

          I am a convicted violent federal felon on the Terrorist Watch List. My FBI file says “Firearms expert. Explosives expert. Chemist. Ex-mercenary.” It also says I taught a guy to read in federal prison, which isn’t true. He could already read at a “Tip and Mitten” level; I brought him up to “Aviation Week & Space Technology.” We also worked on his mathematics, and I taught him the dimensional analysis technique, for example the surface area of a cone: This must be some function of the diameter of the circle at the base, which automatically involves pi, but also of the height. A surface area must be a product of multiplication of the two – in order to get square inches – so the result is pi times the radius times the height, multiplied by some constant. It turns out for a cone that constant is 1/3. It also turns out that in derivative calculus, constants drop out, so they’re not as important.

          My only recent complaints have been from my wife, who dislikes me using the oven set for “clean” to heat a short, heavy scimitar blade I made before quenching it. I packed it in clay – it turns out there’s a use for Bentonite after all – for the heat-treat. It rings like a bell now. My next one will be a flensing knife. I had a line on a 37mm gun that could fire harpoons for seals, whales and walrus, buckshot in case of mutiny, or slugs for polar bears, but I was arrested only days later. I have the blade planned out on butcher paper, and have a line on some 3/8-inch armor plate. I figure I’ll just machine the blade.

          Going to prison isn’t the end of the world. I miss shooting my old rifle collection, but there’s plenty of time left. Not shooting has given me more time for other things. I am still terribly sorry about what my going to prison put my mother through.

          I wouldn’t have done what I did to anyone else, and while it was technically illegal, I still feel as if I did nothing wrong. That said, I will never, ever warn anyone again for the rest of my life. I guess people are just supposed to know or the feds warn them or something.

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  • Alexandra1973

    In this day and age, though, it wouldn’t be surprising if they did mean the jailbird and not the child!

  • MekongDelta69

    1.) “Nearly seven million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.; more than two million of them are in a jail or prison

    Yeah, b/c somehow they just wound up there, all by themselves, for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

    2.) While the article was written by a male, the original indoctrination had to be written by a feminazi.

    3.) Since this was obviously targeted towards blacks, but Sesame Seeds couldn’t actually say that outright, the title should have read:
    “My Baby Daddy Is In Jail”

    4.) I liked the last sentence in the original article:
    “And congratulations, America, on making it almost normal to have a parent in prison or jail.”

    • Reason is one of these publications whose editors and writers think that everyone who is caught with a doobie will spend 20 years in a Federal prison torture dungeon. Yeah, they’re worth reading on some things, but they’re amnesty and open borders all the way, because it and the Cato Institute, another fake pseudo-libertarian outfit, share a common sugar daddy: the Koch brothers.

  • Anglokraut

    I watched it too when it first started, but I always thought the animation was amateurish, and the stories unrelatable. I could relate more to Doug, and Ren and Stimpy was basically an animated acid trip.

    Unless the criticism is that it’s essentially a Jewish cartoon. I didn’t pick up on that until it was clearly mentioned much later, with their movie franchise. When I was little, everyone was like me: German-American–even when a cartoon character was clearly not White, in my mind they were White. I guess that’s something that kids do to make the alien more relatable.

  • SFLBIB

    There are no guilty people in prison. What a laugh.