November 24, 2007

Disney's racism against Indians

The 9 Most Racist Disney Characters#9. The Merchant from Aladdin
#8. Sebastian from The Little Mermaid
#7. The Crows from Dumbo
#6. King Louie from The Jungle Book
#5. The Siamese Twin Gang from Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
#4. Sunflower the Centaur from Fantasia
#3. The Indians from Peter Pan
#2. Uncle Remus from Song of the South
#1. Thursday from Mickey Mouse and the Boy Thursday (Book)
A commenter on Racialicious adds:How did Pocahontas get left off the list? She paints with all the colors of the wind while singing and talking to a mystical willow tree. She looks like a contestant for America’s Next Top Model in her buckskin miniskirt. And she falls in love with the blond haired blue eyed white man who comes to colonize her people and steal their land. To top off the whole thing, the movie was promoted as racially sensitive. While the Native Americans slurred in Peter Pan are clearly unacceptable in contemporary eyes (one would hope)…people actually think that Pocahontas is an accurate anti-racist representation.Comment:  It's been a while since I watched Peter Pan, but I don't remember the scene in this YouTube video. I wonder if it was edited out.


dmarks said...

I have a lot of trouble connecting Sebastian and King Louie with any human "Race". The others in the list that I knew of were quite obvious.

Rob said...

Read the original posting at

for explanations of the alleged racism.