You know, I’m tired of the whole Disney doesn’t have enough POC characters and think of the poor POC children. As a black child growing up in the ghetto, I never thought things like “Why are there so many white people?” As an adult who has taken care of children, I can tell you that black kids like white and other character dolls just as much as they like dolls that are the same color as them. You should see how many little girls played with the Monster High dolls, and lot of them are white, I’m sure.
The point is, kids don’t see race the way that adults do. Sesame Street is a very diverse cast, and you know who most kids identify and love most? Elmo. He’s not POC. He’s not white. He’s a monster.
Kids don’t see race the way we do. Hell, when I was little, I was shocked to learn that my friend was a real white person. It blew my mind. The whole concept of race was new to me.
Disney has done a great job of being diverse, and yes, there’s a long way to go, but there’s been quite a few movies with POC leads, and many of them were great. Furthermore, I identified with Brave and it made me cry. I didn’t give a shit that Merida was white. I loved the story because it reminded me of the fights with my own mom and how painful they were.
The point of that post isn’t to say that we can just throw in the towel, but to say that we’re getting there and the whole racist Disney thing is something that I’m tired of seeing, especially since, to be frank, I’ve seen it coming from more of ya’ll who are whiter than fuck and I wish you all would stop the poor POC thing.