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Disney’s wrestling with its racist history on Disney Plus – CNET




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Disneyland’s classic ride Splash Mountain.

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Disneyland’s Splash Mountain, a water-based log ride through scenes of cute rabbits, bears and foxes, is currently the target of several petitions on Change.org. Activists are lobbying for Disney to retheme the attraction first launched in California in 1989, because its music, characters and location are all drawn from Disney’s racially problematic movie, 1946’s Song of the South.

The combined live-action and animated musical, set on a southern plantation after the end of the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery, has been criticized for glorifying plantation slavery and promoting black stereotypes.

While former Disney CEO Bob Iger said in March that Song of the South is “not appropriate in today’s world”
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