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The first African Disney princess is not even Black

If the peanut gallery is to be believed, the first African Disney princess is a white colonial. Why should we make a big fuss over the demographics of Disney princesses in this age of non-racialism and trying really hard not to perpetuate stereotypes? The article is helpful in prescribing our concerns to us:
The Disney Princess franchise doesn't have a history that celebrates diversity.Tiana is Disney’s first and only black princess, but she spent most of her movie being green. Also she wasn't African enough.Children films reinforce stereotypes and this can have a measurable, negative effect on children. The Diversity of Disney Princesses The Disney princesses include a Bavarian, four Frenchies, a Dane, an Arabian, a Native American, a Chinese, an African-American and a Scot. This does not however do for stringent diversity requirements, since there's clearly only one token Scot.

With an overwhelming majority of four out of eleven French princesses, this indisputable ev…