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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Eye of the Beholder

FOXNews.com - Disney Accused of Racial Insensitivity Over First Animated Black Princess:
"“What? No black prince? What’s up with this?” blogged James Collier on Acting White, an anti-racism Web site, in a posting typical of the general disbelief among the film’s most vocal black critics. “Perhaps Disney doesn’t want the future mothers of dwindling white America being imprinted so early in their lives with the notion of a black suitor.”"
Now remember that this comment came from a website that perports to be 'anti-racism' ... this is a horrible statement! it wouldn't fly with any other race so why is it acceptable because its against white?? Simply .... its not.

don't worry though, this man isn't alone in his thoughts:
" Another blogger, Angela Helm, attracted nearly 3,000 comments on the Black Voices Web site when she complained that “even though there is a real-life black man in the highest office in the land with a black wife, Disney obviously doesn’t think a black man is worthy of the title of prince." "
what is going on here?? How can this be acceptable?

The character isn't 'white', he just isn't 'black' .... he is a lighter skin tone than these people want.

I'm sorry - but if Disney wants to put out a bi-racial couple or a couple with differing skin tones, its their right.

You don't like it -- you don't have to go .... no one is tieing you down to a theater seat .... no one is taping your eyes open ... or better yet -- just don't spend your money on the movie!

I swear the more 'color-blind' we try to become, the more we are pointing out the differences between us. Mulit-culturalism isn't working ... its making things worse.

Instead of stressing how people are the same - it points out how we are different. How about we stop looking at each other as yellow, brown, black, white, polka-dotted, or pin-striped ... and just start looking at each other as -- HUMAN BEINGS!!!!

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