41/ Classical music
Author and screenwriter Candace Allen believes that the lack of black musicians in our leading orchestras is down to a combination of discrimination and that few black people are expose to classical music at an early age.
42/ Being nice
You may remember Race 2 Dinner is the organization that charges white women $1,200 to attend a dinner where they are taught about their racism. This grift is as good as it gets.
The term traditionally refers to groups (and their descendants) from across the North Sea who settled in Britain after the end of Roman rule. But because it was thereafter used by white supremacists to describe white people, then it must be discarded from the English lexicon.
44/ Toy Story 4
While the author admits that there are “characters of color” in the film, they are supporting characters, while all the main characters are white. Additionally, “the absence of anything approximating life in America as most know it” in the film is also bothersome.
45/ Mary Poppins
The NY Times article criticized the film over the chimney scene. In the film, Mary Poppins goes up the chimney and gets her face cover in soot. But the faux pas was that instead of wiping it off, she powders her nose and cheek darker.
This excellent piece of journalism is also brought to you by NY Times. The article asserts that running as a pastime has historically (since the 1960s) been marketed towards white people.
47/ The Lake District
The author asserts that “research shows visitors to the Lake District…are too heavily weighted towards older, able-bodied white people.”
48/ Fawlty Towers
The episode in question, from 1975, features a scene that shows a character (Major Gowen) use racial insults in a conversation about the West Indies cricket team.
John Cleese, who co-wrote and starred in the series, condemned the move. He stated that the scene was making fun of the Major’s backwards attitude about race, not promote it.
49/ Reaction GIFs
The article claims that using reaction gifs with black people in them is problematic. Apparently this is called “digital blackface”.