Kindergarten Cop “Racist” & “Glorifies Police”

The 1990 movie “Kindergarten Cop” has been canceled & removed from the Oregon Film Festival because it is “racist” & “glorifies police”.
To celebrate it’s 30 year release, the film shot in Oregon was scheduled to kick off the NW Film Center’s Cinema Unbound, a summer-drive-in movie series in Portland, on Thursday.
Organizers said “Kindergarten Cop,” which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a police detective who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, was chosen for “its importance in Oregon filmmaking history.”

Portland author Lois Leveen criticized the movie on Twitter, comparing its blatant racism to the film ‘Birth of a Nation’ and ‘Gone With The Wind’.
“What’s so funny about School-to-Prison pipeline? Kindergarten Cop-Out: there’s nothing fun in cops traumatizing kids. National reckoning on overpolicing is a weird time to revive ‘Kindergarten Cop.’ “We are trying to end the school-to-prison pipeline,” she tweeted. “There’s nothing entertaining about the presence of police in schools, which feeds the ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline in which African American, Latin and other kids of color are criminalized rather than educated. Five- and 6-year-olds are handcuffed and hauled off to jail routinely in this country. And this criminalizing of children increases dramatically when cops are assigned to work in schools.”
The Oregon Film Festival council agreed & removed the movie & all of its anniversary advertising from the program, as well as from any future events.

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