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When you think about it there could be multiple superior races out there that can shield themselves and are watching us saying, “We can’t interfere. They aren’t ready. Not yet.”
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hi i like your blog and i don't want to be rude but i love disney, infact my favourite princesses are jasmine and cinderella and i just wanted to sayCOLOR DOESNT MATTER! lets say the disney princesses were yellow or green it wouldnt matter. a lot of people think that just because there are only a few disney princesses of a different color thats racist, yes modern disney are creating new disney princesses which are not white but in conclusion color of the disney princesses dont matter
okay I told this person in a private message since they sent multiple asks that they Google this because it’s surprisingly often that people say something about the “green people” or “people people” representation but I couldn’t quite not address this since it’s common
in case anyone needs clarification on this subject:
color DOES matter in terms of representation. If you don’t feel affected by it? That’s fine. There are a lot of things that don’t matter to me. But that doesn’t mean you’re obligated to stick your nose into these subjects and declare they “don’t matter.”
"Modern Disney" just created four white princesses in a row. In itself, this might not be "racist" but in a racial social paradigm such as we have in American U.S. media, it is. In context, it’s not accidental that fantasy and escapism is equated to whiteness (while historical struggles are matched with PoC characters)
It’s not like being “green” or “purple” because there is no such thing as green people. If there were, I would be totally open to addressing and researching how they’re discriminated against when it comes to jobs, housing, education, politics, welfare, legal system, et cetera. As it is, this only is something that applies to REAL PEOPLE though. And to bring in a hypothetical “green person” is incredibly dismissive of what REAL PEOPLE actually experience on a daily basis.
a few examples of how racial discrimination and media intersect for ACTUAL people: X Y Z but I mean Google and… everything is here for you to move past the super basic “there is no possible representation problem in media and Disney because I can count a few PoC princesses on my left hand”
Without repeating the same information, color DOES matter, and here’s why.
Children, the primary audience for Disney films, are NOT colorblind.
A few sources for this:
☞ Children are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race
☞ Do Children See Race?
☞ The Greater Good: Science of a Meaningful Life “Rubbing Off”
☞ Kids Aren’t Colorblind. Your Conversations with Them Shouldn’t Be Either.
So children do see race and it matters. Why? Because not seeing yourself depicted in media over and over again has lasting, serious effects. Not having a Disney character that looks like you (and isn’t a stereotype to be mocked, ala the “Indians” in Peter Pan) is a form of erasure. And Disney may have added some characters of color in the past two decades, but make no mistake, they’ve got a hell of a long way to go to catch up with all the white characters they have made.
In short, color DOES matter, and all children deserve to see themselves reflected in media.
some more sources, good to have
*brings plastic knife to a gang fight*
Brittle, cheap plastic knives are actually pretty great weapons if you file the end down to a point, you can stab someone and then torque your wrist to shatter the plastic blade inside the wound. It’s pretty effective if you do it near a joint or in the gut as those places move a lot and cause the broken shards to shift around.
oh my god
Writer? Murderer? You’ll never know.