MKREWIND: 5 Racist Rides at Disneyland (EP243)

Episode 243

7th July 2020

In honor of Disneyland finally removing Song of the South from Splash Mountain, we revisit our look at five racist rides at Disneyland.

Episode notes

This week for the Minority Korner Rewind, we are going to take you on a Ride, five rides to be specific. It looks like Splash Mountain, based on the very racist Disney film Song of the South, is finally getting a makeover that we’ve been calling for, for YEARS. Five down, four more to go. We cover the history of Song of the South, Disneyland’s relationship with Black folks from it’s opening, and just what these other four problematic rides are that need fixing too. Also James’ recounts how triggering the death of Breonna Taylor has been to his own traumatic experience with the police kicking down his door a couple of years ago. Hold onto your butts! It’s gonna be a racist ride, on this week’s Minority Korner Rewind as we revisit: 5 Racist Rides at Disneyland.


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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he’s joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

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