Tag: Sesame Street

5 Biggest News Stories of the Week: August 11

As the saying goes, the news never stops — but there’s a lot of it out there, and all of it doesn’t always pertain to our readers. In this weekly news roundup, we’ll cover the top news stories that matter most to our diversity focused audience. 1. Eli Lilly Plans…

Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet

Sesame Street Introduces First-Ever Asian American Character, Ji-Young

As part of its continuing quest to create a diverse and inclusive environment for children, beloved PBS franchise Sesame Street introduced its first Black family (father and son Wes and Elijah Walker) earlier this year. And now, Sesame Street will soon be even more diverse and inclusive with the introduction…

children's learning

New Children’s Digital Series Hopes to Teach the Value of Diversity and ‘Cultural Humility’

ABCmouse, the hugely popular subscription-based children’s education platform, is entering the DEI space. Corinne Dorsey of The Grio has reported that “the digitally-based academy, intended for young children, is offering a new feature to teach diversity, equity and inclusion.” In partnership with Age of Learning, an education technology provider, Dorsey…

Archived: The Portrayal of Autistic Individuals on TV

The volume of exposure autism spectrum disorder, or autism, has gained in the years since Dustin Hoffman introduced it to mainstream America in his 1988 depiction of Raymond Babbitt in “Rain Man” has multiplied exponentially. But activists for this disorder, which affects more than 3.5 million Americans, are still waiting…

Archived: 'Sesame Street' Adds Character with Autism to Show

“Sesame Street” will introduce a new character to the show: Julia, a Muppet who has autism. We’re excited to announce a new friend joining us on Sesame Street! She’s Julia, a 4-year-old with autism! #SeeAmazing pic.twitter.com/xDS3x2a5za Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) March 20, 2017 Julia has been featured in print and digital…