12.06.2018

'White is right': College project suggests that popular Christian show 'VeggieTales' is racist

'White is right': College project suggests that popular Christian show 'VeggieTales' is racist

While the creator of the popular Christian animated show VeggieTales argues there is just one race of vegetables, one college student raises an interesting question. If all vegetables are descended from vegetables Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit, then why are the “evil” characters in the children’s show darker shades with accents?

Cal State San Marcos’s Annual Whiteness Forum is a project from professor Dreama Moon’s “Communication of Whiteness” class. This year’s  featured projects by students who claimed that the NFL is racist, as it has white owners but the teams are mainly composed of black men, and that women who back President Trump further white supremacy by supporting him. But perhaps the hottest take is the theory surrounding VeggieTales ." Cal State San Marcos’s Annual Whiteness Forum is a project from professor Dreama Moon’s “Communication of Whiteness” class. This year’s forum featured projects by students who claimed that the NFL is racist, as it has white owners but the teams are mainly composed of black men, and that women who back President Trump further white supremacy by supporting him. But perhaps the hottest take is the theory surrounding VeggieTales.

The female author of the project doesn’t just believe that VeggieTales enforces racial stereotypes, she believes that it may “taint” children as their minds are still developing.

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