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Cultural History | Film and Media Studies | Inequality and Stratification | Music | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social History


In this piece originally published in the New York Times, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner discusses problematic racist imagery in both the 1964 and 2018 Mary Poppins films and argues that minstrelsy has long been Disney's mode of expressing topsy-turvy fun.

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Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
'Mary Poppins' and a nanny's shameful flirting with blackface.
New York Times, 2019-01-28



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