Where it all went wrong


 

 

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You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year,
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You’ve got to be carefully taught!
–Oscar Hammerstein II (from South Pacific)

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It’s time to stop teaching hatred.

Hatred leads to bigotry and violence and prejudice and racism and misogyny and bullying….

Where it never leads is to Peace.

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Babies are not born thinking others are different.

Children learn racism

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Babies are not born thinking others are different.

Praying hands that mean so much to God. The praying matters, not the color of the hands

Praying hands that mean so much to God. The praying matters, not the color of the hands

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3 thoughts on “Where it all went wrong

  1. amaezed says:

    Gr8 poem and sentiment. How to we un-teach kids that have been done upon?
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