Disney Includes Song about Slavery and Reparations in Children’s Cartoon Series, “The Proud Family”

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Disney has received major backlash for a song featured in an episode of the cartoon series, “The Proud Family.” In the recent reboot of the children’s series, the song lyrics include: “This country was built on slavery, which means slaves built this country. The descendants of slaves continue to build it, slaves built this country and we the descendants of slaves in America have earned reparations for their suffering and continue to earn reparations every moment we spend submerged in a systemic prejudice, racism and white supremacy that America was founded with and still has not atoned for.”  A tweet by Manhattan Institute fellow Christ Rufo called it “pure critical race theory.”