"Daddy, Elmo doesn't understand. What's happening, why are these people together," Elmo asked his dad Louie during Saturday's Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism special. "Protest? Elmo doesn't understand. What's a protest?" Louie responded: "They are sad and upset, and they have every right to be Elmo. People are upset because racism is a huge problem in our country...Racism is when people treat other people unfairly because of the way they look or the color of their skin. Not all streets are like Sesame Street. On Sesame Street, we all love and respect one another. Across the country, people of color, especially in the black community, are being treated unfairly because of how they look, their culture, race and who they are." Former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Lowery, who has been at the forefront of covering police brutality and the resulting protests over the past six years, tweeted in response to special: "Elmo’s dad just provided the most concise explanation of protest that I’ve ever heard."