Originally Posted by coopnwhitsmommy
Hmmm Good Point. Teaching Opportunity...There is always at least one a day...most days hundreds if we take the time. So Tomorrows lesson will be about how some people don't treat others very nicly because they are different from themselves.
This argument just saddens me. There are so many of us who can't choose to just expose our kids to it and talk about it. Can you imagine what it does to the self image of children of color?
Think about it with any other principle. Would you let your child watch a violent movie and figure talking about violence being wrong enough? How about a movie that children smoked in? Sex? Even if you're talking, keeping an open dialogue, and believing that you are combatting the situation, a good portion of that hate and intolerance is being absorbed into your little one's mind.
I mean this respectfully, but the very fact that you think the racism in Dumbo is ok if you talk about it, is a sign of this type of racism being absorbed and deeply ingrained. We should be appalled at it, not considering it such a mild issue that we can talk about it and plug it in and watch it again. If the movie had subtle drug, violent, or other hateful messages we'd be appalled. So why is racism ok to watch over and over again?
I know this post doesn't make a lot of sense, but it is from the heart.... I hope it is taken as such.