These Kids Call BS on 'Alternative Facts' in Honor of Black History Month


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"Black support is real. Black excellence is real. Black love, that's real." These heartfelt statements are spoken by adorable and earnest children in celebration of Black History Month. Watching these spirited and compelling youngsters dispel the "alternative facts" we're being presented with on the daily is one of the sweetest things you'll see this month. Their angelic voices have come together as part of the "Because of Them We Can" Facebook campaign -- and their words are bittersweet. 

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Yes, it's heartbreaking that these children have to address these ridiculous statements that include things like: "Black history starts with slavery and ends with the Obamas."

But really it is so empowering that our future looks stronger than ever because future generations aren't going to sit quietly by and allow ignorance and intolerance to prevail. 

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Check out these youngsters as they challenge the alternative facts they've been forced to endure. 

"What are those?" this clearly intelligent little boy asks regarding the oxymoron "alternative facts."


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This phrase doesn't make sense to this young man either. (Go figure!)


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"What?" this child asks.


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"Alternative facts?" these young ladies ask incredulously.


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"Fibs and lies," this girl says, while holding up her hand as if to say "enough is enough." 
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"It's like saying 'black history began with slavery,'" this child states.  


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This month, these kids are focusing on the facts, not "alternative facts," as this young girl says.


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 "Black boy joy is real," this handsome youngster tells us. 


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"Black wealth is real," this confident young lady tells us.


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"Black support is real," this duo tells us.


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Hear their sweet, strong voices come together to change the future.  

And, of course, what an absolutely touching tribute to the Obamas. 

As one woman wrote on the Facebook page: 

"I wish the world would listen to children more. They always speak the truth." Indeed.

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