I recently watched an old film with my 2 year old (One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing) and was aghast at the level of racial stereotyping in it. I like to show old films but I am not sure how to explain that social attitudes have changed since a film (books as well I suppose) was made.
At the moment he is just too young to understand but I would like to be ready with a solid explanation when he does start to understand.
It isn't just old films (The lone ranger looked pretty bad to me), but is substantally worse the older media is.
I would like to expose my son to a wide range of material but don't want him to learn bad attitudes.