So what these four instances taught me is this: they mean well, but don’t really understand what is ‘racially insensitive’ and what’s not. Because of that, they’re bound to make mistakes when they’re unaware, and bound to think they made mistakes, when they didn’t.
While I was growing up there were no black Disney princesses. Had there been a black princess, surely I would have identified with her and wanted to look like her, perhaps, even be her. However, all I knew was Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and you know all the other beautiful non-black Disney princesses. So is it far-fetched to say that maybe black women admired white women during that time?