Week 6

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“Initially the English colonists decided to convert the natives to Christianity in an attempt to assimilate them while the process of creating a European-style society was under way. Religious conversion was eventually seen, however, as an impossibility, and the colonists rationalized that the natives had to be removed as a barrier to the “civilization” of the continent” (Wilson, Gutierrez, Chao, p. 56). #Indians #peterpan #racism #mack

This scene from Disney’s Peter Pan, shows a stereotypical Indian tribe with feathers, weapons and they appear as savages and dangerous because they have captured the Lost Boys. Racism towards Indians began with the Europeans and eventually found its way into the media where Indians are often portrayed as savages with red skin.

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