Europeans are white, not black.
"Americans"... are white, black, brown, yellow, beige, pink, etc. Disney covered white, brown, yellow, beige, and pink. From their homelands, some of them, yes. I would have preferred Tiana to have found out she was the ancestor of some African king/queen... or married some guy who was tne ancestor of some African king/queen... than to be nothing more than a little girl from New Orleans being woo'd by a Brazilian (Brazilian??!!) loser... ending up with a restaurant ('cause Lawd knows, if nuthin' else, we all knowz how to sing... and cook!). Heck, she could have even been African. So, what?
Look, folks: supposedly, it was a film for "ME", not "you". As such, I am stating that it was NOT for "me"... MY daughter/granddaughter... or anyone I know. I get it that perhaps folks down in N'Awlins may have been overjoyed that something WAS about them. Ever BEEN to N'Awlins? I have. Several times. LOVE N'Awlins. But I PROMISE you... and if you didn't get this from the aftermath of Katrina, you never will... it wouldn't take much at ALL to overjoy the African Americans in N'Awlins. Most of them don't HAVE much... and so any little morsel is considered "riches."
And that's what "we" got: a morsel. So, no surprise that some might have been overjoyed. But that was only because "we" finally got SOMETHING (and since we're used to the undesirable, left over "parts"... that's par for the course).
But if N'Awlins is the primary city... perhaps even the ONLY city... in this country with which African Americans are associated... and, given the events of Katrina and comments here, I don't doubt that... then we haven't made all that "progress" we want other countries to think we have... at ALL.
Again, it's the moccasins... and while I do appreciate those who are at least attempting to try mine on... I think there are others whose big-a*sed feet wouldn't fit, not matter HOW hard they tried to shove them in MY moccasins.
I don't care who... or what... you are: white, black, male, female, American, Canadian... whatever. You don't get to tell me that something is not racist to ME... when my perception is that it absolutely was. Because MY perception is based on a very real history... measurable and measured evidence... which YOU cannot even begin to fathom.
Now, again... methinks I must move on. I reserve the right to return, however, if comments call upon it.
SA, on her own... 'cause is personal, not spiritual...