Racial Color-Blindness in Disney Films: Impact on the Public Debate

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Racial Color-Blindness in Disney Films: Impact on the Public Debate

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: Racial Color-Blindness in Disney Films: Impact on the Public Debate
Author: Vroonhof, Roos
Issue Date: 2016-06
Keywords: Color-blindness
Representation
Stereotyping
Film
Disney
Abstract: In the public debate about race inequality, the notion of color-blindness is nowadays often discussed. In today’s society, many people like to believe racial prejudice does not play a role anymore, but a growing group of people now states this wish for a color-blind society could be dangerous. This debate raises the question how children should be educated about racial differences and the struggle for equality. Because many people in the United States are brought up watching Disney films, the question exists how significant the impact of the representations of race in these films is on children. In order to answer a question like that, it is necessary to look at what these race representations actually are and if a trend could be spotted in these representations.
Supervisor: Robbe, Ksenia
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: North America
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/39700
 

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