"When I see a little black girl with Tiana merchandise, I wonder if the little girl actually wanted it or it was bought for her because she’s black and maybe her parents wanted her to have the black Disney princess toys. When I was younger I didn’t know the difference between races. We were all the same. I only knew boy and girl, old and young. That was it. So it just makes me wonder if the little girl knows as well or if she just genuinely likes Tiana."
You know what’s fucked up about this ask?
This would be the perfect opportunity to talk about the lack of POC, specifically BWOC representation in Disney and how, while it’s great that we now have Tiana, there’s really still only one character little black girls can cling to.
But nope, instead this white girl simply must begrudge the one sliver of representation that little black girl gets. She must begrudge the fact that her parents might want their child to grow up with same celebration of her features and culture that little white girls get their entire lives.
When you see a little white girl with a Snow White doll I wonder if you’re saddened because she might only have the doll because she’s wh- oh wait, nevermind I forgot, there’s SEVEN other princesses to choose from. Isn’t that lovely how little white girls get a chance to pick out a princess they identify with whose story and songs they actually LIKE.
And confessor, you really think you didn’t see race is a child? I think the entire field of psychology would beg to differ. Even if a child is too young to fully articulate what race is (hell most adults still fail at that), they know what they look like and they know whether there’s a discrepancy between their features and the features of the people who get to be princesses in the movies on tv.
This is whiteness… whiteness is making a confession like that and seeing that white girls have a myriad of white choices and black girls only have one and thinking the only problem is that the little black girls might not get toys with white princesses on them from their parents.
White girls, you seriously slay me…