Disney is set to release "The Princess and the Frog" and it is already causing quite a stir. Some arguments are as follows:
1. Black princess without a black prince - "Which has led some critics to complain that Disney has ducked the opportunity for a fairytale ending for a black prince and princess. While some have hailed Disney's decision as a reflection of melting pot America, others say the company is sending out a mixed message."
2. Set in New Orleans - "This princess story is set in New Orleans, the setting of one of the most devastating tragedies to beset a black community."
3. Written by 'White people' - “I was not only unimpressed with this too-little-too-late idea, but downright wary of the thought of White folks writing about Black folks and presenting it to Black children,” wrote Jennifer Daniels on BET. "my ‘Boys’ could write a better story than this.”
What do you think? cont.
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Answer by urkiddingright at 1:09 AM on Jun. 9, 2009
Anon :05: BET??? will they EVER be satisfied with life and stop with the RACE CARD????!!!!??? GET OVERRRRRRR it.
Well, racial equality has only been around for about 50 years, give or take a few?
Don't you think that saying African Americans should "get over" being treated like second class citizens is a bit like our grandchildren in 50 years telling us to "get over" 9/11? Or us telling our grandparents to "get over" Pearl Harbor?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Jun. 9, 2009