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One of the most shared images in my newsfeed this past weekend, when the violence in Charlottesville unfolded, was one of a toddler dressed in full KKK garb, standing in the street and touching the riot shield of a black state trooper. The caption was simply: "Hate is taught. #Charlottesville"

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I waited until my seven-year-old was done with his breakfast to break the news. "Do you remember the election was yesterday?" I asked. "Yeah? Who won?" he said. I had to tell him: Donald Trump.

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Dear Lifehacker, One of my favourite animated movies growing up was Disney's Dumbo. My daughter just turned four and I want her to have the same magical experience watching it that I did. However, as an adult, I'm not entirely comfortable with the somewhat racist depiction of the anthropomorphised crows. Do you think I'm overacting, or should I censor this type of stuff from an impressionable child?