The Walt Disney Company: Stop the licensing of insulting, racist Tonto products
The Good Man Project Weighs In
Aug 28, 2013 — A lovely analysis of the racism we are fighting, from Alex Yarde of The Good Man Project. Full article (well worth the read!) is here: http://goodmenproject.com/arts/hesaid-why-does-tonto-have-that-bird-on-his-head-racism-in-the-new-lone-ranger/
"Historically, white males, being both the main audience these shows were written for and produced by, were not all that concerned how other groups were portrayed. Programs like Amos & Andy and Charlie Chan were just as culturally insensitive. I hope that these would not be tolerated today. Would they? If not, then why, in 2013, is it still okay to portray Native Americans in this demeaning way?"