San Diego, CALIFORNIA – Racism at Disneyland is becoming a trend, unfortunately. A second family is accusing a character at Disneyland of ignoring their child over racism.
The White family, of African-American descent, has complained to the park after an employee dressed as Donald Duck refused to take a photo with their son, instead interacting with Caucasian children.
Nastasia White says the character intentionally moved away from Razzi, 5, as he ran towards Donald Duck yelling his name, to play with a baby in a stroller. White says the baby’s parents encouraged Donald Duck to take a photo with Razzi, but the character instead moved along and hugged a white child.
According to Fox News, Nastasia White said:
“He was sitting there with his arms open, saying, ‘Donald, Donald!’ … I didn’t (misread) because it was done in a blatant and ugly way.”
The Whites hired Attorney Dan Gilleon, who says:
“I’ve gotten many emails and voicemails that I’m looking into. What this tells me is this isn’t an isolated incident. It doesn’t mean Disneyland is racist, but they have some people in the company who aren’t playing by the rules and are being discriminatory.”
According to Opposing Views, Nastasia White added:
“I was upset and hurt. He was very sad. ‘Why didn’t Donald want to take a picture with me?’ Inside, I wanted to cry. This was discrimination.”
This follows less than a week after The Inquisitr reported an employee dressed as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland refused to hug African-American child Jason Black, whose mother had also hired attorney Dan Gilleon.
What do you think? Should Disneyland enforce stricter guidelines for character employees to avoid racism?
— KOGO Radio (@KOGORadio) February 11, 2013