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reverseracism:

mockeryd:

melanin-queen:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Tiana’s one of my very favorite Disney princesses, but it really upsets me that a lot of her fans only like her for "what" she is as opposed to who she is. There is so much more to Tiana than her just being "the first black princess," and I only liking her because of something arbitrary like her skin color (as opposed to her awesome resourcefulness, sense of dignity, and ambition) is missing the entire point of her character, and that depresses me"

How dare you. How fucking dare you?!
Do you know how much it means to black girls and even black women that Tiana is black? Do you know what it means that little black girls have been growing up not seeing anyone who liked like them as a princess?
That when people would describe a princess a black woman did not come to mind?
Don’t you ever fucking insist that you’re the only person who likes her for who she.
Don’t you fucking dare think you are better than black women and little girls for clinging on to Tiana.

Not only that but when you’re a child, it’s so important you see a hero like you. A lot of white people do not understand this, thinking that children do not give two shits about skin color. When you’re young, that is one of the first things you see and one of the first things other kids will point out. Having a hero like you makes you feel validated and important.
Is this such a hard concept to understand?

They can’t understand that she already won her fans over by who she is. What she is is another plus because of what she represents to children, especially coming from Disney.
Seems to me that it’s more likely that the author of this confession is bothered by this celebration of representation because “it’s just a kids movie” when it comes to this type of representation, that’s why they assume that a lot of fans only like her because she’s black.
~ Eon

reverseracism:

mockeryd:

melanin-queen:

waltdisneyconfessions:

"Tiana’s one of my very favorite Disney princesses, but it really upsets me that a lot of her fans only like her for "what" she is as opposed to who she is. There is so much more to Tiana than her just being "the first black princess," and I only liking her because of something arbitrary like her skin color (as opposed to her awesome resourcefulness, sense of dignity, and ambition) is missing the entire point of her character, and that depresses me"

How dare you. How fucking dare you?!

Do you know how much it means to black girls and even black women that Tiana is black? Do you know what it means that little black girls have been growing up not seeing anyone who liked like them as a princess?

That when people would describe a princess a black woman did not come to mind?

Don’t you ever fucking insist that you’re the only person who likes her for who she.

Don’t you fucking dare think you are better than black women and little girls for clinging on to Tiana.

Not only that but when you’re a child, it’s so important you see a hero like you. A lot of white people do not understand this, thinking that children do not give two shits about skin color. When you’re young, that is one of the first things you see and one of the first things other kids will point out. Having a hero like you makes you feel validated and important.

Is this such a hard concept to understand?

They can’t understand that she already won her fans over by who she is. What she is is another plus because of what she represents to children, especially coming from Disney.

Seems to me that it’s more likely that the author of this confession is bothered by this celebration of representation because “it’s just a kids movie” when it comes to this type of representation, that’s why they assume that a lot of fans only like her because she’s black.

~ Eon

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Today in Solidarity: Ferguson Women on the Frontlines: Our Voices, Our Stories

Millenial Activists United (@MillenialAU) have been leading from the frontlines in Ferguson and the Twitter-verse, proving once again that our generation is ready to take charge and forge a more just, equal, and fair future for the world. Too much pride and respect for what this group is doing. #staywoke #farfromover

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