27 Oct '17, 10pm

Moana Costumes are Racist? Aren’t They the Best Defense Against Racism We Have? https://t.co/tOmKpdO5d9

Moana Costumes are Racist? Aren’t They the Best Defense Against Racism We Have? https://t.co/tOmKpdO5d9

It’s only a “power dynamic,” Redbook, if she thinks these cultures owe her anything. And there’s no reason in the world for her to think that – and not just because she’s only 4 years old. She’s not “using and discarding” anything. Yes, she may grow out of her Moana phase eventually, but the lessons, the value, the poetry of that story – that’s something that will hopefully stick with her forever. And really, isn’t that the point? Isn’t that why Disney made the film in the first place? To empower the people represented in the story, to acknowledge the wisdom and the traditions? To give us new heroes? Don’t you think Lin Manuel Miranda takes his projects seriously and with respect? Don’t you think Dwayne Johnson wanted this story to be told not just for his own connection but also for his half-Spanish and half-white daughters? And what about Auliʻi Cravalho – the talented y...

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/moana-costumes-arent-racist/

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