I felt as though a lot of the examples we discussed in class were up for debate. I completely agree with the concepts, that many times race and gender, notably feminism are used in a derogatory way or used for profit. I disagreed with most in the class that felt as though there was too much made out of the disney examples. I feel there is a lot of underlined racism throughout disney movies, you just have to dig deep enough. I think my example of aladdin and lion king, how Simba and Aladdin are both more caucasian based, while Jafar and Scar are both more oriental or african. I really feel as though most of Disney movies pre 2000's have some kind of hidden element of racism, even if it's not intentional. Let's remember that we live in a society classified by race and gender and social structures, so sometimes we may say something or portray something that is racist when that is not our intention, we just are accustomed to it.
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