Monday, November 2, 2009

Who You Callin' Racist?

Racism has never been an easy topic to discuss, for anyone. Fingers have a tendency to begin pointing really, really fast. And like most -isms, racism is practically hard wired into our society – so deeply in fact, that if it’s NOT blatant use of the “N” word or some other derogatory statement, we don’t necessarily notice it.

One of the last places I’d expect to find examples of racism is in a children’s animated movie or in cartoons and yet… ‘These old Disney movies are a little bit like your aging Uncle Frank. Honestly, he means well when he points out that Will Smith is "well-spoken."Take a look for yourself.

Well, Are You?

No one wants to be seen as a bigot, and yet it looks like a lot of us wonder, “Am I racist?” This article addresses the way we think and act as opposed to just the things we say (or the inappropriate things we don’t say).

Find out and take the test for yourself.

What To Say…

Ever tried to tell someone that they’re racist? Or to call out someone’s racist behavior? Here’s a video you might find helpful for the next time. And based on the studies from the previous article, you there most definitely will be a next time.

And to leave you in a better frame of mind…

1 comment:

  1. The link to the "Cracked" article on the most racist Disney characters is interesting, however, I agree more with this review on the article:

    When trying so hard to pin point areas of racism within Disney movies, I feel that the author of the article himself displayed some racist tendencies.