Racial Discrimination In Snow White

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1. Introduction Everyone has their childhood dreams. Wanted to be a princess when growing up, just like Snow White, is probably a common wish among the little girls. Due to the advancement of technology, although this classic animation film was originally released at the end of 1937 by Disney , we can still search for it through the Internet or other channels. Date back in 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was actually achieved great commercial success as it suited the taste of people at that time. However, does it still retains the power of giving delight or arousing our admiration? 2. Is story still workable in our real life nowadays? First, Snow White is no longer workable in our real life nowadays, since the story ignoring the fact that more and more women are independent and the phenomenon of being marriage-free. According what Lamb & Brown mentioned in Packaging girlhood: Rescuing our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes, Disney girls are incomplete without a man. They set to be rescued and have no self-determination to their life. The…show more content…
In the past fifty years, the racial representation of Disney is problematic because the princess and prince in Snow White are presented as white people. It is obviously racial discrimination. Fortunately, Title IX was then signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972 , Disney started to produce the different color of appearance and some colored people characters. For example, the recent inclusion of Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. As a result, through the time changes, we can see that the physical profile of classic Disney princesses by being white and rich, such as the appearance of Snow White has already outdated. If Disney keeps producing the animation like Snow White, it will have a high chance of being sued because of racial discrimination. Hence, it is not workable in our real life
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