News Round Up 2021

etherealcaitiff

Rumors and news lurker
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Rather than Trader Sam being removed entirely, I'd love to see a new, appropriate Trader Sam character.
What does this even mean though? He's not any particular race or ethnicity. Even Disney only calls him a "native". Native to where? If he were European would this be an issue? If he were an animal would this be an issue? I'm not the type of person to be against socially progressive stances, but this one has me scratching my head.
 

jpeterson

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 22, 2017
What does this even mean though? He's not any particular race or ethnicity. Even Disney only calls him a "native". Native to where? If he were European would this be an issue? If he were an animal would this be an issue? I'm not the type of person to be against socially progressive stances, but this one has me scratching my head.
It's the general portrayal of "natives" from a colonial viewpoint. The ride depicts trader Sam and others as ignorant savages, a trope that was common in the era the ride was built.
it really isn't constrained to a race or ethnicity. In this case it's non-white, non-Europeans who are portrayed through a lens of "otherness" as if the viewpoint must be that of a white person and anything else is "exotic" or "strange".
 
  • soniam

    Wooden leg named Smith...
    Joined
    Jun 22, 2012
    Yup. We have lots of unmasked pictures. I don't mind getting some that are unique.
    We got a ton of compliments about our xmas card photo taken at WDW with masks, even from people that aren't really into Disney. We received cards with masked people too. No, not superheroes.

    Rather than Trader Sam being removed entirely, I'd love to see a new, appropriate Trader Sam character.
    How do you do an appropriate head hunter :confused3 Maybe just make him a bartender in a Hawaiian shirt.
     

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