Opinion

Roberts: H is for Holiday, Hair, Health… and now Homeless

By | Feb 25, 2019

Her name is Lily. She has strawberry-red hair and pink cheeks. She is a muppet on Sesame Street.

A few years ago, Lily was introduced as a child in a family struggling to put food on their table. Today, she is portrayed as a child with no home.

Traditional media and social media around the country trumpeted the social innovation of Sesame Street. An educational children’s television show highlighting a social ill in our country? I remember when watching Sesame Street meant having our children learn the alphabet, or colors, or simple moral principles.

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