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    So disney consider black people as animals

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    Dear Disney Company,

    In December 2005, I made my first visit to Disney
    World with my family. The experience was breathtaking.
    Throughout our journey, the adults were astonished by
    how the themes were brought to life. The children were
    fascinated and engaged particularly by the Princess',
    Minnie's House, the fake snow that fell at night, the
    parade, meeting the characters and asking questions as
    well as taking pictures with the characters. Above
    all, the girls were intrigued by the Princess' mini
    shows. However, my daughter had a question. She said,
    "How come there's no Princess here like me?" I asked,
    "What do you mean?" She replied, "You know, a Princess
    like "That's So Raven or Penny Proud". I responded by
    saying, "Unfortunately, Disney has not created
    fairytales for children like you. In other words,
    there are no Princess' of African American descent."

    As the evening came to an end, I began to ponder on
    her question. I thought to myself...well, why aren't
    there any African American Princesses in such a place
    where the motto is "We Make All Dreams Come True". I
    decided to email your company to ask why. A few weeks
    later, I received a surprising call. The woman I spoke
    to reassured me that my question and concern was taken
    seriously and would be looked into further.

    During this conversation, I asked why there aren't any
    African American Princesses. The woman stated because
    there aren't any African American fairy tales. She
    said, "Well we have Pocahontas who represents Native
    America, Mulan who represents the Chinese, Jasmine who
    represents the descendants of the Middle East and the
    African Americans have Lion King out of Africa". That
    reply left me with the thought that she just compared
    African Americans to wild animals. After that
    statement, I just laughed and respectfully ended the
    conversation. One thing I realized was that I can't
    blame her for her response. Disney has not created an
    African American fairytale.

    As an educator/parent, we all know that through life
    experiences what we can touch, see, feel, taste, and
    hear leaves a lasting impression. Disney, you hold the
    power to make life experiences become a reality to a
    melting pot world, which includes African Americans.
    Disney's motto is "We Make All Dreams Come True". Well
    Disney, my child and other children like her have a
    dream and through their Disney experience, they are
    depending on you to make it come true.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanit'e
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    Dear Disney Company,

    In December 2005, I made my first visit to Disney
    World with my family. The experience was breathtaking.
    Throughout our journey, the adults were astonished by
    how the themes were brought to life. The children were
    fascinated and engaged particularly by the Princess',
    Minnie's House, the fake snow that fell at night, the
    parade, meeting the characters and asking questions as
    well as taking pictures with the characters. Above
    all, the girls were intrigued by the Princess' mini
    shows. However, my daughter had a question. She said,
    "How come there's no Princess here like me?" I asked,
    "What do you mean?" She replied, "You know, a Princess
    like "That's So Raven or Penny Proud". I responded by
    saying, "Unfortunately, Disney has not created
    fairytales for children like you. In other words,
    there are no Princess' of African American descent."

    As the evening came to an end, I began to ponder on
    her question. I thought to myself...well, why aren't
    there any African American Princesses in such a place
    where the motto is "We Make All Dreams Come True". I
    decided to email your company to ask why. A few weeks
    later, I received a surprising call. The woman I spoke
    to reassured me that my question and concern was taken
    seriously and would be looked into further.

    During this conversation, I asked why there aren't any
    African American Princesses. The woman stated because
    there aren't any African American fairy tales. She
    said, "Well we have Pocahontas who represents Native
    America, Mulan who represents the Chinese, Jasmine who
    represents the descendants of the Middle East and the
    African Americans have Lion King out of Africa". That
    reply left me with the thought that she just compared
    African Americans to wild animals. After that
    statement, I just laughed and respectfully ended the
    conversation. One thing I realized was that I can't
    blame her for her response. Disney has not created an
    African American fairytale.
    As an educator/parent, we all know that through life
    experiences what we can touch, see, feel, taste, and
    hear leaves a lasting impression. Disney, you hold the
    power to make life experiences become a reality to a
    melting pot world, which includes African Americans.
    Disney's motto is "We Make All Dreams Come True". Well
    Disney, my child and other children like her have a
    dream and through their Disney experience, they are
    depending on you to make it come true.

    Thank you,
    Now thats something to think about.

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    I have always wondered when will Disney make a fairy tale about a black princess. This is very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanit'e
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    Dear Disney Company,

    In December 2005, I made my first visit to Disney
    World with my family. The experience was breathtaking.
    Throughout our journey, the adults were astonished by
    how the themes were brought to life. The children were
    fascinated and engaged particularly by the Princess',
    Minnie's House, the fake snow that fell at night, the
    parade, meeting the characters and asking questions as
    well as taking pictures with the characters. Above
    all, the girls were intrigued by the Princess' mini
    shows. However, my daughter had a question. She said,
    "How come there's no Princess here like me?" I asked,
    "What do you mean?" She replied, "You know, a Princess
    like "That's So Raven or Penny Proud". I responded by
    saying, "Unfortunately, Disney has not created
    fairytales for children like you. In other words,
    there are no Princess' of African American descent."

    As the evening came to an end, I began to ponder on
    her question. I thought to myself...well, why aren't
    there any African American Princesses in such a place
    where the motto is "We Make All Dreams Come True". I
    decided to email your company to ask why. A few weeks
    later, I received a surprising call. The woman I spoke
    to reassured me that my question and concern was taken
    seriously and would be looked into further.

    During this conversation, I asked why there aren't any
    African American Princesses. The woman stated because
    there aren't any African American fairy tales. She
    said, "Well we have Pocahontas who represents Native
    America, Mulan who represents the Chinese, Jasmine who
    represents the descendants of the Middle East and the
    African Americans have Lion King out of Africa". That
    reply left me with the thought that she just compared
    African Americans to wild animals. After that
    statement, I just laughed and respectfully ended the
    conversation. One thing I realized was that I can't
    blame her for her response. Disney has not created an
    African American fairytale.

    As an educator/parent, we all know that through life
    experiences what we can touch, see, feel, taste, and
    hear leaves a lasting impression. Disney, you hold the
    power to make life experiences become a reality to a
    melting pot world, which includes African Americans.
    Disney's motto is "We Make All Dreams Come True". Well
    Disney, my child and other children like her have a
    dream and through their Disney experience, they are
    depending on you to make it come true.

    Thank you,
    seems like your child has issues with race and her identity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache
    seems like your child has issues with race and her identity
    First of all it was an email that i recieved also so this is not a personal issue for Vanit'e

    Secondly i not surprised at your answer

    so iz alright for everybody be represented as regular ppl but an African fairytale can't be represented by a Human being ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache
    seems like your child has issues with race and her identity
    What part of that letter gives you the impression that she has "issues" with her race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soca_souljah
    First of all it was an email that i recieved also so this is not a personal issue for Vanit'e

    Secondly i not surprised at your answer

    so iz alright for everybody be represented as regular ppl but an African fairytale can't be represented by a Human being ?
    ditto....ignorance is a ####################

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    do we have any fairytales that Disney can look into making movies out of?

    i mean most of their movies are from the Grimm brothers or what have you, I kow we have the anansi stories and so on, but has there ever been a black fairy tale written?


    anybody feeling to open up MS Word and get to tapping the keys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nashae
    I have always wondered when will Disney make a fairy tale about a black princess. This is very sad.
    Especially when africans are historicaly de first kings ,queens,princes and princesses

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincy_socababy
    do we have any fairytales that Disney can look into making movies out of?

    i mean most of their movies are from the Grimm brothers or what have you, I kow we have the anansi stories and so on, but has there ever been a black fairy tale written?


    anybody feeling to open up MS Word and get to tapping the keys?
    i was thinking that but decided not to say anything for fear of appearing ignorant

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    What part of that letter gives you the impression that she has "issues" with her race?
    instead of just enjoying the place for what it was worth the child felt left out because she didnt see a black princess

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanit'e
    ditto....ignorance is a ####################
    How is that ignorance? You posted something you got in an email and left the impression that it could have indeed been your experience. That being the case, it's a fair question that he raised.

    As for the email itself...some black people have entirely too much time on their hands. I would have said 'because Disney doesn't know better' end of story. Folks always need to ride in support of some crusade I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTmudder
    i was thinking that but decided not to say anything for fear of appearing ignorant

    nothing ignorant about it. asking a question is asking a question.

    i find it rather disturbing that they had to say 'they have the Lion King' cause i'm sure Disney could have drawn humans and not used animals and that movie would have been a success

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras_Apache
    instead of just enjoying the place for what it was worth the child felt left out because she didnt see a black princess
    I would make my child be aware of sh1t like that from an early age so he/she will not accept things that are unfair they will challenge de so call norm.

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    you know what, it was not the black princess thing that got me, it was the lion king comment. I dropped my jaw, when i read that reply.

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