Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

The Princess and the Frog

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I was reading an article about the controversy surrounding the new Disney movie “The Princess and the Frog”. A black woman commented: “I was not only unimpressed with this too-little-too-late idea, but downright wary of the thought of White folks writing about Black folks and presenting it to Black children,” she continues with: “There’s also a plantation owner, two practitioners of voodoo – one a Magical Negro, the other a villain – a singing alligator, and score by the whitest White man to ever rest his head in the Big Easy, Randy Newman”. Are you kidding me?? This is a classic situation of “reverse racism” (I hate to use that term because it’s still JUST racism even though it discrimination against whites). This woman claims she never wanted her children to see something that was written by “white folks” and had a musical score written by a white composer. Why? What’s the big deal here? There are plenty of black artists, technical designers, musicians etc that have contributed to the works of other Disney movie with predominantly white characters and you don’t see people throwing an uproar about that.

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Written by cgator19

February 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree with you. I definitely think that she is being racist against white people. I can think of many cartoon white characters that have a negative connotation associated with them. I guess it just goes to show you that sometimes there’s nothing you can do to make someone happy.

    amgostigian

    February 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

  2. I also agree with your conclusion. However, The Princess and the Frog has stirred up a lot of controversy as well because many African-Americans feel that it does not represent them in a positive light. The female lead is very light skinned and her hair seems unlike that of most black women. Disney has done this before, like in Pocahontas. These false ideals are then passed on to children who create certain depictions of people.

    dmg24

    February 6, 2010 at 2:02 am


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