Sesame Place again a protest target over snubbing of Black children

Tonya Bah, of North Philadelphia, displays a sign with images of Sesame characters ignoring Black children during their visit to Sesame Place.Antiviolence activist and ubiquitous protester Jamal Johnson and others staged a rally Saturday at the entrance of Sesame Place after several videos posted to social media showed costumed employees at the amusement park seeming to ignore Black children.

In one video, a Sesame Place character can be seen knocking a very small Black child over. The videos led families and activists to call for a boycott of Sesame Place, in Langhorne, Bucks County.

Parent Jodi Brown posted a video to Instagram that’s now been viewed nearly one million times showing Sesame Place character Rosita seemingly ignoring and waving off her daughter and niece, both 6 and Black, and embracing children who appear to be white. After Brown’s video, many parents began posting their own or sending them to a popular Philadelphia Instagram account called @nogunzone and others.

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