WISDOM
What Are We Teaching?
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11/10/2014

Are we teaching our children to hate?  Please carefully consider the words in the following song. The title of the song is: “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” It is from the musical, South Pacific.

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 different 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!

Are you teaching your children to hate?

Photo credit: Rachel Gardner