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Old 02-10-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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Second family suing Disneyland: Claims Donald Duck is racist

Here is another one...

http:// www. examiner. com/article/second-family-suing-disneyland-claims-donald-duck-is-racist

Disneyland is being sued for the second time in a week by a family accusing its characters of being racist. First, it was a family that said the White Rabbit was being racist toward their children. Now, it was revealed on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, that a different family has said they were discriminated against by Donald Duck because they are black.

Nastastia White has said that her husband took their son, Ryder, to Disneyland back in December to celebrate his birthday. They were having a great time in the park until five-year-old Razzi White walked up to Donald Duck to get a picture taken.

SEE: Family suing Disneyland claiming the White Rabbit is racist

It was then that, according to the family, Donald Duck snubbed Razzi and played with some other children, that were white.

Nastasia White told ABC 10 News that the person in the Donald Duck costume repeatedly ignored their requests to take a picture with Razzi and two-year-old Ryder. The family says that Donald just kept on playing with white children.

White said: "He was sitting there with his arms open, saying, 'Donald, Donald!'" But when Razzi went up to him he walked away to play with a white baby in a stroller.

White said they waited for a few minutes until Razzi's turn to be with Donald Duck came up, but the character continued to snub the kid. Nastasia White even said that the parents of a white baby noticed and told Donald to play with Razzi, but Donald still didn't want to do so.

After repeated attempts, the family moved on.

Nastasia said: "I was upset and hurt. He was very sad."

She told ABC 10 that Razzi asked her: "Why didn't Donald want to take a picture with me?" Nastasia said she could not answer her son because she felt so humiliated that "Inside, I wanted to cry. This was discrimination."

She claims that Donald's behavior was so brazen that it was impossible that the family misread the situation. She said: "I didn't [misread the situation] because it was done in a blatant and ugly way."

Dan Gilleon, the attorney representing the family, says that the Whites are suing Disney for violating "California's Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, and other qualities."

Gilleon is the same attorney representing the Black family that claims the White Rabbit ignored their children at Disneyland.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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I haven't had coffee yet so am compelled to make the following silly remarks. Forgive me. I promise to regret it after caffeine.

1. Note that the two perpetrators are white-skinned/furred/feathered. Coincidence?

2. Wasn't Donald also involved in a groping incident recently? He's obviously a problem duck.

3. How odd that the two families happen to be named Black and White.

Seriously, I am fairly sure that these characters have positive interactions with hundreds of people bearing the full spectrum of skin tones every day. I have a hard time believing that anyone could be singled out because of race in an international, multi-ethnic crowd like we see at the parks. I'd like to hear Donald's side of the story but unfortunately I've never been able to understand him. I suspect he'd quack something about the family not observing meet and greet protocol.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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As an astute expert in people-watching, I've concluded that the vast majority of character "rudeness" (ignoring or mere cursory attention to particular children) is due not to their appearance or ethnicity, but to the way they (or unfortunately their parents) are behaving. I know. It's shocking.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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As an astute expert in people-watching, I've concluded that the vast majority of character "rudeness" (ignoring or mere cursory attention to particular children) is due not to their appearance or ethnicity, but to the way they (or unfortunately their parents) are behaving. I know. It's shocking.
Actually, the majority of ignoring I have seen is because the CMs in costume can't see or hear well.

Why don't these stories mention the handlers? Aren't there handlers with every character?
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #5
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that this family may not have been waiting in line, perhaps walked right up? It may well be protocol for costumed characters to not react to line jumpers.

i don't know. not enough information.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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Why don't these stories mention the handlers? Aren't there handlers with every character?
You seldom ever see a Character Attendant at Disneyland like you do at The World. Was really surprised the first time (2010) I went to DLR and Mickey & Minnie were just roaming free in Town Sq., not a Character Att. in sight.

Was back there a couple of months ago and characters just walking around alone throughout the park.

If we didn't have CA's at WDW the guests would rip the costumes off the characters.

Best I ever saw though, was the small boy, maybe 4, that brought some nuts in a sandwich bag to feed to Chip & Dale. Priceless.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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That's not the families' real last name, is it? White? The other family's last name was Black.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #8
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You seldom ever see a Character Attendant at Disneyland like you do at The World. Was really surprised the first time (2010) I went to DLR and Mickey & Minnie were just roaming free in Town Sq., not a Character Att. in sight.

Was back there a couple of months ago and characters just walking around alone throughout the park.
We noticed the same thing as well, and it's what I remembered as a kid! I always thought I must have been remembering wrong, it was actually kind of cool to see them walking around, it really feels like you're in a fairytale land. At any rate, I want to see how this story plays out. I find the name coincidence really odd, I would say it's either a misunderstanding or they are flat out lying.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #9
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As an astute expert in people-watching, I've concluded that the vast majority of character "rudeness" (ignoring or mere cursory attention to particular children) is due not to their appearance or ethnicity, but to the way they (or unfortunately their parents) are behaving. I know. It's shocking.
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!

some of these kids act like the animals their parents raised them to be
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If I was Disney, I would hire nothing but African Americans to dress as the characters,
1- because when these other African American families continue to sue by claiming racism, they will look like complete morons
2- I don't think I have ever heard of a caucasian family suing by claiming racism
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If I was Disney, I would hire nothing but African Americans to dress as the characters,
1- because when these other African American families continue to sue by claiming racism, they will look like complete morons
2- I don't think I have ever heard of a caucasian family suing by claiming racism
Ha. Then the employees (or potential employees) would sue for racial discrimination.

I hate to jump to conclusions, but it sounds to me like these people are just out to see what they can get.
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I haven't had coffee yet so am compelled to make the following silly remarks. Forgive me. I promise to regret it after caffeine.

1. Note that the two perpetrators are white-skinned/furred/feathered. Coincidence?

2. Wasn't Donald also involved in a groping incident recently? He's obviously a problem duck.3. How odd that the two families happen to be named Black and White.

Seriously, I am fairly sure that these characters have positive interactions with hundreds of people bearing the full spectrum of skin tones every day. I have a hard time believing that anyone could be singled out because of race in an international, multi-ethnic crowd like we see at the parks. I'd like to hear Donald's side of the story but unfortunately I've never been able to understand him. I suspect he'd quack something about the family not observing meet and greet protocol.

That's what happens when you let him run around with no pants on!
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I haven't had coffee yet so am compelled to make the following silly remarks. Forgive me. I promise to regret it after caffeine.

1. Note that the two perpetrators are white-skinned/furred/feathered. Coincidence?

2. Wasn't Donald also involved in a groping incident recently? He's obviously a problem duck.

3. How odd that the two families happen to be named Black and White.

Seriously, I am fairly sure that these characters have positive interactions with hundreds of people bearing the full spectrum of skin tones every day. I have a hard time believing that anyone could be singled out because of race in an international, multi-ethnic crowd like we see at the parks. I'd like to hear Donald's side of the story but unfortunately I've never been able to understand him. I suspect he'd quack something about the family not observing meet and greet protocol.


And have the same attorney. Very odd
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I could be wrong, I am not looking at the Black Family (eh em, to avoid a lawsuit over racism, I mean the family with the name Black), but the direct quote from the kid looks identical to the other kids quote about how the child felt afterwards. At the very least, some very serious amount of coaching involved.
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While it is very unfortunate that there are plenty of racist people out there so the story is possible. I find it interesting that there is no mention of them trying to contact disney management first to resolve the situation. I know that would be my first stop. The fact that they go right to suing Disney makes me very suspicious.
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