There is nothing wrong with enjoying this film, regardless of what the PC Police have to say about. Sure, we've made leaps and bounds in race relations since this film was made, but to call it hateful or mean-spirited is more or less on account of bring one's own baggage into what I consider a fine family film. Sure, it's not accurate to what race relations were like during the post-Civil War South, not even close. But, as a piece of escapism, it does the job spectacularly. It can be viewed as a fantasy, what we would hope race relationships would be like between blacks and whites during that time in history. Everybody smiles and life is more like a contemporary suburb where color is a non-factor. I can understand why some would hate that. I can see how someone would see this film as making light of a horrible time in history, but I can also see how Disney's intention was never to be cruel or mean-spirited with his work here.