I am not a parent, so those of you who are might have to help me with my next post.
Tonight my racism chase takes me to the "happiest place on earth", at least for the children.
the story of the children from the Black family (yes, that's the family's name: Black)who got the cold shoulder from the Disney white rabbit, (never liked those Alice in Wonderland characters) I actually thought that it was one of those stories from The Onion, or The Daily Currant. And even when I found out that it was actually true, I didn't put on my Big R track shoes because I did not see a chase coming.
Silly me, I thought it might be my cousins looking for a pay day. But then I heard that Disney offered to pay them some money and have them sign a confidentiality agreement and that they actually refused the offer.
So now I am thinking, are these people too sensitive about the Big R? Could the white rabbit just have been having a bad day? Maybe my little cousin was being rude and cutting up. Maybe the white rabbit didn't even notice that the little rug- rat was black....no, that can't be it. I am looking at a picture of little Elijah now and you cannot mistake his blackness. What if the rabbit himself was black? I wouldn't put it past Disney. They are tricky like that. "Tyrone, do you remember when you were in the rabbit costume this past summer? No sir, I just started working here a week ago. Tyrone, do you want to continue working here? Yes sir. Well then you were in that white rabbit costume this past summer". Let me stop.
So I am also thinking to myself: is it cool to cry racism over every perceived diss from Mr. Charlie? Maybe not. Some cases of racism you chalk up to America being America and keep it popping. I am thinking of the case in New York where my cousins were charged more for getting into an upscale club and allegedly humiliated by the bouncers.
Maybe you Negroes shouldn't be trying so hard to get into a club where you are not wanted. Next time call up your friends and make your own party happen. But I digress.
But this kid out in Disneyland. This is a little different. This is a child, and I am sure that his parents dropped some good coin to get him to one of the holy sites for kids here in America. (The other being that other Disney parent trap in Florida) The poor kid was probably all hyped up to be in Disneyland only to be dissed by the rabbit. Disney ought to train their people better than that. "But field, how do you know the family isn't lying? Because whatever happened in that theme park is on video, and the folks at Disney have already watched it a thousand times. Believe me when I tell you that Disney wouldn't have offered all kinds of goodies and requested a "confidentiality agreement" if something didn't happen. Besides, as is always the case in these types of situations; it looks like the flood gates have opened. Now it's Donald Duck allegedly dissing my little cousins.
"I've gotten many emails and voicemails that I'm looking into. What this tells me is this isn't an isolated incident," attorney Dan Gilleon told San Diego's ABC 10 News.
"It doesn't mean Disneyland is racist, but they have some people in the company who aren't playing by the rules and are being discriminatory."
On Thursday, a second family came forward to say their two children were ignored by someone playing Donald Duck during a trip to the Magic Kingdom in December.
Nastasia White, who is black, told 10 News the person in the duck suit ignored two requests to take a photo with her children, Razzi, 5, and Ryder, 2, and played with white children instead.
"[Razzi] was sitting there with his arms open, saying, 'Donald, Donald!'" White, of Los Angeles, said.
White told the station she wasn't overreacting because the character's brush-off "was done in a blatant and ugly way."
The Poor kids are scarred for life. How do you get over being dissed by one of your favorite Disney Characters?
I guess one way is to make sure that mommy and daddy gets paid so that they can afford a very good therapist.