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Cable:
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



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    June NewberyFeb 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm
    This song has replayed in my head throughout the years as I observe how each new generation tends to follow the teachings of the last. If you are taught to hate all the people your relatives hate, you soon think that is the norm. Parents can reverse this and teach love instead.

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