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    Australia - 'Black is ugly', 3-year-old at Disney event told

    Three-year-old Samara Muir was told 'black is ugly' as she stood in line at a Disney event in Melbourne, Australia, dressed as Queen Elsa from 'Frozen', her mom says.

    Ballat resident Rachel Muir says a woman in front of her questioned why Samara was dressed up, as 'Queen Elsa isn't black'. One of the two children with her then said, 'You're black and black is ugly'.

    Rachel Muir made an official complaint to management of the shopping center hosting the event after the incident, then went home and vented on Facebook. The news was quickly shared and now little Samara has been invited to appear in 'Disney on Ice', and in a rap video!

    Samara and her mom are Native Aboriginal Australians.

    http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3...racist-attack/

    http://www.essentialkids.com.au/pres...22-ghu262.html
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    I wonder if that shopping center has surveillance cameras that could identify the woman who was abusive?
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    Hard to accept other parents in that line didn't offer support with a 3-year-old reduced to tears in front of them. Maybe they didn't see/hear?
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    How horrible can't believe people can be so ignorant and just plain mean.

    Hope she enjoys Disney on ice and appearing in the rap video.

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    She's been crowned a Queen.

    Here's the shopping center Facebook, it has a video up but I can't see any comments or statement? Can someone on Facebook check it out for me please? I'm not a member so might be missing something.

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    Were there any witnesses to this apart from the mother?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Three-year-old Samara Muir was told 'black is ugly' as she stood in line at a Disney event in Melbourne, Australia, dressed as Queen Elsa from 'Frozen', her mom says.

    Ballat resident Rachel Muir says a woman in front of her questioned why Samara was dressed up, as 'Queen Elsa isn't black'. One of the two children with her then said, 'You're black and black is ugly'.

    Rachel Muir made an official complaint to management of the shopping center hosting the event after the incident, then went home and vented on Facebook. The news was quickly shared and now little Samara has been invited to appear in 'Disney on Ice', and in a rap video!

    Samara and her mom are Native Aboriginal Australians.

    http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3...racist-attack/

    http://www.essentialkids.com.au/pres...22-ghu262.html
    She's beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Hard to accept other parents in that line didn't offer support with a 3-year-old reduced to tears in front of them. Maybe they didn't see/hear?
    I agree. What I've seen repeatedly from Australia is very vocal people defending minorities in very public ways against racists. I can't imagine other adults wouldn't step in?
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    The kid is adorable. I do wonder if this isn't a ploy to make some money. ********s have gone crazy lately.

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    Why are people so cynical that a mother would make this up about her little girl? Is the implication is that "these people" have no morals when it comes to making a buck? I think it's far more believable that Samara encountered an ignorant racist women on her trip to Melbourne. I doubt it will be the last time it happens to her either.
    Last edited by Brightbird; 06-22-2015 at 08:07 PM.


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    Australia has huge huge huge racial issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brightbird View Post
    Why are people so cynical that a mother would make this up about her little girl? Is the implication is that "these people" have no morals when it comes to making a buck? I think it's far more believable that Samara encountered an ignorant racist women on her trip to her Melbourne. I doubt it will be the last time it happens to her either.
    It happened many times, and yes, it involved toddlers.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1841151

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lulu14 View Post
    It happened many times, and yes, it involved toddlers.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-styl...icle-1.1841151
    So, it happens. It doesn't explain the speculation that this is a scam. I'd be willing to bet that actual racist taunts happen far more often than fake ones. Here's just a few recent examples from Australia:

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/s...-1227243411712
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/af...-1226923931141
    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mu...rain-in-sydney
    http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/quee...11-114v70.html
    http://www.news.com.au/national/scho...-1226657226955

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    So far nobody corroborated the story. I will remain suspicious.

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    it happens a lot in oz. i am a mixed race southamerican living in inner city sydney and i have been called an "abo" or "coon" which are very racists terms used to describe australian aborigines. at first i couldn't work it out until it was explained to me.
    my partner (latvian) was called a white wog at school. i also have greek, lebanese and italian friends who had similar experiences
    so yup, as much as aussies would like to think they are tolerant racism and harassment do happen
    funnily enough, i never get racial abuse for being latina but i certainly get it for looking aboriginal

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