Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! It’s A Racist World After All! (Racist Disney Rides, Black Women’s Hair, Run Disney 10K, Song of the South, Jungle Cruise, Uncle Remus)

Episode 104

16th November 2017

James returns from Run Disney, after training for over 2 months to complete his first 10K! While at the Disneyland Resort the James discovered 5 racist rides at Disneyland that need some serious side eye, and a makeover. Nnekay unpacks how and why Black women’s hair is political and is a keen example of intersectionality of Blackness and feminism, along with it’s history and protest. Also the debate over Ferris Wheels is waged, and we can neither confirm nor deny if this episode will discuss sex benches. 

Episode notes

Ready. Set. Go! James returns from Run Disney weekend, the main event he’s been training for over the past 2 months to complete his first 10K… did he?… dun dun dun! While at Disneyland Resort the magic of Disney wore off of James as he discovered 5 racist rides at Disneyland that need some serious side eye, and a makeover. Get ready to have your childhood bubble burst! For example do you know the racist movie Splash Mountain is based on? Song of the South, which gave us complicated songs like Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, and characters like Uncle Remus. James breaks it down! Up next it’s Nnekay’s most passionate korner to date! In response to the Made Well campaign Nnekay unpacks how and why Black women’s hair in particular is political and is a keen example of intersectionality of Blackness and feminism, along with it’s history and protest. Also the debate over Ferris Wheels is waged, and we can neither confirm or deny if this episode will discuss or talk about sex benches. 

MUSIC: Brownout 

EDITOR: Dr. Tara Dunderdale 

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