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Black family claims Disney’s White Rabbit character refused to touch their kids

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Could an actor playing the White Rabbit be racist?

Disneyland is being sued by Jason and Annelia Black, who say their African-American children were treated differently than white kids who approached the “Alice in Wonderland” character for hugs and pictures at the Anaheim, Calif., amusement park.

According to Fox5SanDiego.com, 6-year-old Jason Black Jr. approached his favorite character at the park, but was rebuffed. Jason told the station, “I went to hug him, but he turned his back. It’s made me feel sad because I wanted to really hug him.”

Older brother Elijah reportedly then tried to hold the rabbit’s hand, but was pushed away. At first, Jason Black Sr. thought perhaps a new “no touch” policy had been implemented in the park, until he observed the same character hugging the white children who approached him around the same time.

Black told local news station CBS2 Los Angeles that the White Rabbit had behaved warmly with the white children: “The rabbit ... hugged them, kissed them, posed with them and took pictures. Meanwhile, that made my kids feel horrible."

The family immediately complained to the park and were offered VIP passes, which they reportedly refused. CBS2 also reports that the family was offered $500 to sign a confidentiality agreement, which they declined to do. Instead, the Blacks are asking Disney for a public apology and to fire the actor portraying the White Rabbit.

Yahoo News contacted Disney for a comment, but did not hear back.

by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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AdellesMom
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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Your posts speak for themselves. Or do you have multiple personalities, and are unaware of what you post and how you come off?!

Quoting Radarma:

Quoting AdellesMom:






Thrill me with your acumen, won't cha? WHY do YOU call me a racist?



Link quote and support your pov.



GO.

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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:21 PM

 

Quoting AdellesMom:

Your posts speak for themselves. Or do you have multiple personalities, and are unaware of what you post and how you come off?!

Quoting Radarma:

Quoting AdellesMom:






Thrill me with your acumen, won't cha? WHY do YOU call me a racist?



Link quote and support your pov.



GO.

 Nope, just ONE DAR, hence the nickname. Is that how you spell that? Looks wonky.

I want to know what makes YOU think that/this, of me.

Got an answer?

 

gammie
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Fire the person who wore the rabbit suit. And the rabbit needs to visit the kids in their home with special gifts!

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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Quoting Radarma:

Quoting AdellesMom:




Thrill me with your acumen, won't cha? WHY do YOU call me a racist?

Link quote and support your pov.

GO.

Lol

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

 Yes, apparently, unless you are black, you are a racist if you dare to speak out about the issues that plague a segment of AMERICANS.

Silly me.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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Quoting gammie:

Fire the person who wore the rabbit suit. And the rabbit needs to visit the kids in their home with special gifts!

The rabbit should also have to visit every home of every other kid who was snubbed for any one of a million reasons.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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 I had to smirk at that too....like what E V E R ....LMAO

Quoting AdellesMom:

A racist cares about black kids?!

ROFLMFAO


Quoting Radarma:

Quoting gludwig2000:






What the hell? The whole reason I talk so much about race is because I care about yes, black kids. Gmafb



This might be a case of an extreme preparation for bias.



I don't know yet. I doubt VERY much that had the PARENTS not told the kids "its because u r black" the kids would have forgotten all about the alleged shun in four seconds.



The PARENTS perceived a situation, and ran with it.



Keep your nastiness to yourself, I am not interested in it gludwhip.

 

gludwig2000
by Gina on Feb. 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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 Things that make you go hmmm, because I've got to admit, I have wondered.

Quoting AdellesMom:

Your posts speak for themselves. Or do you have multiple personalities, and are unaware of what you post and how you come off?!

Quoting Radarma:

Quoting AdellesMom:






Thrill me with your acumen, won't cha? WHY do YOU call me a racist?



Link quote and support your pov.



GO.

 

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM
No answer eh? How about you tortoise? Wanna share how/why I am a "racist"? Anyone?
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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:30 PM

 Nuthin?

Really? OMG, color me shocked! :/

(is that racists!? I used the word 'color')

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