I had a discussion with a friend about how excited I was for my daughter to see the upcoming Little Mermaid movie.
I told her I that was I was so proud that my daughter might be able to see herself in Ariel, a beautiful Black princess.
My friend didn’t understand the big deal. She “doesn’t see color.” She thinks that it doesn’t matter what race or ethnicity characters are because we are all the same.
I have learned a lot in the past few years. I have learned why it matters that our kids see diversity through their media. I hope I explained it well and that she heard my heart— I hope what I have learned might help change someone else’s heart as well.
Do you ever find yourself annoyed when you hear about “Black Miss America” or “Black superhero movies”? Do you think, why does it have to be “Black”? Isn’t that kind of racist?
Can I be honest?