Friday, October 31, 2008
Disney and the Third World
Walt Disney published many cartoons that depicted people from third world countries, especially people not of European descent, as inferior. These comics such as Donald Duck were targeted towards children but had significant political meanings. In some comics he portrayed indigenous people in Latin American as sub-human and compared them to what he should to be the superior white American race. These cartoons seem extremely dated in that I don't think cartoons that are so politically incorrect would be tolerated anymore.