May 18, 2009

Disney's first black princess

Disney is coming out with a new animated film featuring its first black princess. Needless to say, the company has stepped into a minefield of racial politics and triggered a few explosions. You can read about the controversy here:

The Princess and the Frog and the Critical Gaze

Note the comments on Pocahontas, who is one of Disney's stable of princesses. As usual, I added my two cents' worth.

For more on the subject, see "Marriage or Bust" for Disney's Women.

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