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7 Children’s Shows and Films with Bad or Offensive Portrayals of Race

Looney Tunes

Bugs Bunny and Warner Bros. have a history with racist cartoons that portrayed Blacks in just about every negative way possible.


The Crows from Dumbo


Jim Crow was the leader of the group of black crows that teased Dumbo before he learned how to fly. There is also a scene in this 1941 animated film where faceless Black men show up to labor and sing about their illiteracy.

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