Not the Happiest Place On Earth: Two Families Accuse Disneyland Characters of Racist Behavior Against Children

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February 14, 2013 ‐ By CAP
AP Photo/Evan Agostini

AP Photo/Evan Agostini

Disneyland is in deep trouble after two families have come forward claiming that actors at the Southern California theme park exhibited racist behavior when dealing with their children.

According to his parents, six-year-old Jason Black Jr. received discriminatory treatment when the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland refused to hug the African-American boy during his family trip back in August.

According to RT.com, Jason’s brother Elijan told KTLA news, The rabbit was turning his back on me. Then I went up to try to hold his hand, but he kept on flicking my hand off.” The father also recalled their encounter with the Disney actor saying, “There were two other kids that came up, and the rabbit showered them… hugged them, kissed them, posed with them and took pictures. Meanwhile, that made my kids feel horrible.”

The family has sought out representation from Daniel Gilleon, an attorney with a San Diego firm that specializes in personal injury, employment law, and civil rights cases. The The Huffington Post reported that he will also be representing a second family that has come forward saying that a Donald Duck character ignored their five-year-old son Razzi White, while engaging with other children right in front of him.

The boy’s mother described the December 10 incident to ABC News, saying, “I was upset and hurt. He was very sad.”

Gilleon says his phone has been “ringing off the hook” since this information hit the press, with people offering similar claims against Disneyland as the Black and White families.

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  • IllyPhilly

    Hasn’t this been going on for years? People of color should have been stopped supporting the Disney Corporation. I hope they get every penny they can.

  • http://www.facebook.com/semajiarodriguez Henrie Henessy Lowe

    Well…even though most of us know that Walt Disney did not like black people…I think this shouldn’t really reflex on the park itself. They just didn’t do a good job screening their employees. They let some bigots in their camp, so now Disney will be held responsible

    Not everybody can play those parts! Gotta be very careful!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RCBY7QS2BT2EOCGNYIRTCBIDYU Get Over yourself

    Why doesnt this surprise me.

    • http://twitter.com/thatgirljaneen Janeen

      ….Because it’s Florida. When they’re not eating people’s faces, high off of Bath Salts, or murdering innocent young children who are wearing hoodies, they’re being racist.

      • Chelle

        It’s actually in California but I live a few blocks from Disney and yeah the area is racist but more so to Hispanics than blacks but racism is racism