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As part of its ongoing commitment to highlight diversity and inclusion, Disney has added racism disclaimers to some movies featured on the Disney+ channel.

The disclaimers have been added to some of its older movies including Peter Pan, Aristocats as well as Dumbo and Swiss Family Robinson.

On its website, Disney says "we can’t change the past, but we can acknowledge it, learn from it and move forward together to create a tomorrow hat today can only dream of".

According to CBS News, the disclaimer reads:

"This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together."

Examples of racism outlined by the company, include racist caricatures of East Asian people in Lady And The Tramp, and its stereotypical portrayal of Native people in Peter Pan.

Disney has also said that they have chosen to show the movies as originally created, instead of deleting the scenes in question, so that the topic can be discussed and not simply be ignored.

Watch The Damage Report video below to see how the presenters discussed the issue at hand, as well as the reaction of other presenters.

Image credit: Sky News

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