You’ve got to be carefully taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
Of 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.

Oscar Hammerstein
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) American librettist, theatrical producer, and director
“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught,” South Pacific (1949)

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