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Seg. 1: Hidden Racism In Children Books. Seg. 2: Poet Jessica Ayala (R)

Daniel X. O'Neil

Segment 1: Is The Cat in the Hat's design inspired by blackface? 

Have you ever revisited a favorite book from your childhood ... to find that it is actually racist? As our society's perspective on race evolves, we look at racial undertones within children literature.

Segment 2, beginning at 33:09: Local writer conveys the injustices Latin America faces through poetry.

Kansas City artist and activist Jessica Ayala shares thoughts behind her most recent collection of poetry, Huelga.

  • Jessica Ayala, poet, artist-in-residence, Charlotte Street Foundation
Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
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