NATIONWIDE — An article published in Cosmopolitan magazine is receiving criticism because it claims that white parents should not allow their daughters to dress up as the lead character from the popular Disney movie “Moana.”
Why? Because it’s racist.
“To pretend to be a racial, ethnic, or religious minority when you’re not makes light of their history — and reinforces a deeply problematic power dynamic, wherein white people use, then discard, pieces of cultures they’ve subjugated for centuries just because they can,” the article says.
It goes on to stress that it is a time this time in their lives to teach that it’s not “OK to mock other people’s cultures. That’s the sort of attitude that will ultimately bleed into the way they behave and think as they get older.”
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