Thursday, July 07, 2005

Disney Sponsoring Racism

According to this post by Paul Street, which reprints an action alert from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Disney has just signed a 10-year, $100 million deal with a radio commentator who only two weeks ago was speaking with open approval of genocide against Aboriginal peoples, slavery, and the massacre of Japanese civilians through nuclear weapons. Look at Street's post and let Disney -- the company that wouldn't release Farenheit 9/11 because it was too political -- hear what you think about their lucrative sponsorship of out-and-out, unreconstructed, Old South-style racism.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't Disney sponsor 'racism'. The term racism is just code for things liberals don't like. The term liberal is in fact a contradiction in terms because most liberals I have known only allowed people to have opinions they agreed with, Anything else was politically incorrect. So yes well done, lets have more discussion of taboo subjects. How about why 13 of the 20 most wanted criminals in Canada are black when the race only represents 5% or so of our population?

Scott said...

I'm not a liberal, so I won't bother to comment on what you think the term means. Next time I speak to friends who are of colour or Aboriginal, I'll be sure to mention your opinion that what they are experiencing isn't racism, it's just something that "liberals don't like." And to those folks on the receiving end of Canada's economic apartheid, maybe they'll feel better to know that folks like you "like" what they're experiencing even if "liberals" don't.

I find it interesting that you refer to the endorsement of slavery and genocide as merely "discussion of taboo subjects." And, yes, we definitely should discuss why people of colour and Aboriginal people are disproportionately targeted by the judicial system in Canada.

Karl Eklund said...

If you go to http://svg.karleklund.net and click on "Home" at the top of the page you will see a link to a page discussing Disney's (and Apple's) gratuitously racist attitude toward the Garifuna as expressed in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Karl Eklund, Ph.D.

Karl Eklund said...

If you go to http://svg.karleklund.net and click on "Home" at the top of the page you will see a link to a page discussing Disney's (and Apple's) gratuitously racist attitude toward the Garifuna as expressed in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Karl Eklund, Ph.D.

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Anonymous said...

Paul Street is an idiot

Scott said...

Mmmm...anonymous abuse...what an intelligent, effective, courageous, and meaningful way to engage with a political subject...

Anthony said...

in response to the question Anonymous raised at the top, it might be because of peoples attempts to excuse biggotry with statistics and attitudes like your own supressing decent people like myself over decades. that and the american police which i'm quite sure dont get the job unless they are sexist, racist and homopobic, or at least out of three.