I really don’t remember this scene from Fantasia.
You may have already seen this, but if you haven’t, do take a moment and check out Cracked.com’s rundown of Disney’s most shameful moments. I mean, not that it’s surprising that a massive corporation run by a right-wing snitch has some skanky race issues, but wow.
Most parents show their kids these cartoons. Mine did, and no, I didn’t get the cultural and historical context that makes a character like Uncle Remus so very, very disturbing. This is the sort of thing that makes explaining systemic racism to white people so terribly frustrating. (On a related note, don’t read the comments unless you have a stronger stomach than I do.)
I’m surprised that this didn’t get a mention. Though I guess nameless slaves don’t really count as “characters.”
Third Reich to Fortune 500 is also funny/disturbing.
Hat tip: rantipole6