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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 04: Kay Wilson Stallings, Cody, Scatter, Mr. Primm and Heart, from “Helpsters,” a brand-new preschool series from the makers of “Sesame Street” that airs on Apple TV+, were on hand at Apple Fifth Avenue for an exclusive Today at Apple session, “Coding Lab for Kids: Pre-Coding with Helpsters." As a lead up to Computer Science Education Week, the event featured creative pre-coding activities to teach communication, thinking, and problem-solving skills on December 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Apple TV+)

Today, Sesame Workshop launches. I’m sure you’re wondering exactly what this is. I’m going to tell you, but first let me say, I’m curious yet happy to see this show.

When I saw this tweet, I had to look a little more into exactly what this show was. When it comes down to race conversations with children, it’s not easy. I have a 13 year old and a 4 year old. Surprisingly, my 4 year old asks a lot of question that deal with race in some capacity sometimes just as much as my oldest. The thing about race conversations, it’s sometimes even difficult for adults to have with each other, let alone with children. Of course the conversations with my oldest are different and more deep, but they are ones that have to be had. It’s not easy having to talk with your children about race in this world almost before the birds and the bees. It’s difficult. This is why I’m not opposed to this show.

The show follows a father and son and there are tough conversations about race. One of my requirements with this show is that there were plenty of my fellow brothers and sisters involved in the creation with this show to ensure the right conversations are being shown. Sesame Street has done a good job with implementing everything from grief and beyond. I think this is a good step. Will you be watching?

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