simba doesn’t count
tiana was mostly frog
y’all racist as hell
I’m just saying, there are more POCs than just those two. I agree we need more, but we must also realize that being POC does not mean just being African/African American. Lilo is a POC, Pocahontas is a POC. Jasmine, tiger lily, Kita, and a few others are also POC. Just don’t forget that if you ever argue with Disney about how little POCs they have. Luckily, we have a new one coming with Moana, and hopefully many more UuU
as you may know, haikus have a total of 17 syllables. they are, therefore, necessarily brief—meaning that it is structurally impossible to include large swaths of information (such as names of characters from every disney movie ever made).
more importantly, however, your anti-blackness is off the charts. presence of non-black PoC in movies doesn’t negate anti-black racism. obviously i know that non-black PoC exist. did this post specifically say disney has no PoC? no. rather, it addressed the racism inherent in depictions of two disney characters who are either directly (tiana) or indirectly (simba) tied to blackness. you are talking out of turn and out of your league.
relatedly, the mere presence of any PoC in movies doesn’t negate the films’ perpetuation of white supremacy if the depictions of the PoC are inherently racist. none of the examples you listed negate disney’s strong investment in damaging stereotypes.
tl;dr you are wrong on multiple levels and i am embarrassed for you
when not minding your own business goes wrong
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