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by Deborah Caldwell
A black family is suing Disneyland after they say the actor who portrayed the white rabbit from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ refused to touch their child because of race.
Jason and Annelia Black of San Diego County also accuse the Disneyland actor of behaving impatiently while interacting with their children. But the family says the white rabbit was extremely patient and affectionate while interacting with white children.
“There were two other kids that came up. The rabbit showered them. Hugged them, kissed them, posed with them, and took pictures. Meanwhile, that made my kids feel horrible,” said Jason.
The family filed a complaint with Disneyland officials once they noticed the difference in how the white rabbit related to white children and black children.
The Blacks said they were offered VIP passes and $500, but did not want to return and turned down the gifts. In addition, the family says they were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The family says that all they want is for the person in the white rabbit costume to be fired and a public apology from Disneyland.