“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.”—Toni Morrison (via jaegerjaques)
Why are all your poems about girls. Are you trying to write from a boys point of view? I think that's really creative and I've never seen that in writing before! You're going to go far with your poetry :)
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
“Never be afraid to apologize to your child. If you lose your temper and say something in anger that wasn’t meant to be said, apologize. Children need to know that adults can admit when they are wrong.”—American Humane Society (via maninsun)
“Poverty isn’t a money problem for poor people; poverty (in the richest country in the world) is a problem with our distribution of resources. Poverty is the problem of inequality. Poverty is a problem because the rich hoard their resources. Poverty is a problem because corporations hoard cash while Americans remain unemployed. Poverty is a problem because of corporate welfare. Poverty is a problem because of unethical job creators. The problem isn’t because poor people are poor; the problem is because the rich never think they are rich enough.”—Poverty isn’t a Money Problem (via sociolab)