Tag Archives: Racism

Former Disneyland cast member says costumed cast members aren’t racist


“A man who played a Disneyland character for a decade is questioning several claims of racism made against characters at the popular attraction,” according to ABC 10 News, which broke the stories about two families who sued Disneyland in the past few weeks, after alleging that costumed Disney characters ignored their children – who are African American.

The former cast member, who played Pluto at Disneyland, told ABC 10 that he did not think that any cast members would act in such a manner, and that their actions may have been misunderstood.  He claimed that it is very hard to see and hear, when one is in costume. Continue reading

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Did Disneyland hire a racist White Rabbit?


Racist White Rabbit with Jason Black Jr.

Click here to see a video news story by Fox News about this lawsuit.

“A local family filed a lawsuit Monday against Disneyland over claims of racism. In August 2012, Annelia Black and her family took a trip to Disneyland to celebrate her nephew’s birthday. Upon entering the gate, the White Rabbit — a character from “Alice and Wonderland” — greeted the family,” according to ABC 10 News.

10News obtained a photo that was snapped of the smiling birthday boy next to the character. But moments earlier, the family said there was an odd exchange between the character and the child, who was reaching out. Continue reading