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14 January 2012 @ 12:15 pm
You've Got To Be Taught  
From Rodgers and Hammerstein's 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 diff'rent 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!
 
 
 
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on January 15th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
if you ever get a chance, try to find a documentary (it's a whopping 20 minutes long) called "trouble behind". it's about the :cough: "race problem" in corbin, kentucky (my 'home'town). it's well worth struggling through, even if you want to break something at the end of it.
Tapatitapati on January 18th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
I will look it up. Sounds interesting!
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on January 18th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
lemme know if you can't find it.