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Old 03-15-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Disney now gives us a black princess

move over Aunt Jemina




and make room for

"The Frog Princess"


http://www.kentucky.com/139/story/17468.html
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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Well it's long overdue. And that doll study is so sad.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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Finally. That with the dolls is sad - maybe if there were more disney films with black leads then kids wouldn't think such things?
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:00 PM   #4
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Honestly, who cares?

Why does it mater what color a cartoon princess is?!?!

I never even stopped and thought about what color/race/etc any of the pricesses were until I heard this news.

Now I have.

Yay.
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I suppose it depends on where you are coming from. I personally have certainly noticed it.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:18 PM   #6
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Who the heck cares if there are no black princesses on a cartoon? I think it's utterly ridiculous to occupy your time thinking that a cartoon company may be evil because the skin color on their little cartoon character isn't brown.

And if the cartoon company is racist I don't really care. I just won't watch their stuff. Or maybe the solution is that the government should FORCE cartoon companies to draw black cartoons.
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Yeah, I think the point went flying over your head.
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i've definitely noticed it since i can remember,
but that may have something to do with
me being a minority
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:54 PM   #9
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Who the heck cares if there are no black princesses on a cartoon? I think it's utterly ridiculous to occupy your time thinking that a cartoon company may be evil because the skin color on their little cartoon character isn't brown.

And if the cartoon company is racist I don't really care. I just won't watch their stuff. Or maybe the solution is that the government should FORCE cartoon companies to draw black cartoons.
okay, i am not talking about government regulated cartoons.

what i'm saying is, when you are a nonwhite child, and all you see are cartoons with white people, it really raises questions.

you gotta try stepping out of your own skin to consider this.
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im still waiting on the hispanic princess.
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:20 PM   #11
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I hope that it does something positive for the self-esteem of the black children. No-one should ever feel bad or low self-esteem due to the colour of their skin.
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I hope it does something positive for the self-esteem of MOST children. Just as the movie will suggest to Black children that princesses CAN be Black -- it also suggests to ALL children, and maybe even a few adults that princesses CAN be Black. For "princesses" substitute "hero", "beautiful doll", or any of a variety of positive models... It took a while, but good for Disney!
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:32 PM   #13
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As a HonkaRican man I am growing militant about the lack of HonkaRican male role models in Disney films
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This is awesome. Look at what the Genie in Alladin did for blue people!
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This is awesome. Look at what the Genie in Alladin did for blue people!

Are you serious? Please tell me this is just a failed attempt to be funny.


I think it is awesome. Why should other girls have a princess to identify with a live vicariously through in the magic that is animation?

It's also important for other girls to see a black princess.

It's sad it's taken so long, but it's neat to hear it's being done.
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