Mermaids, representation, and white authors

More than enough has been said about the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live-action The Little Mermaid. Let’s just say if you’re outraged that an imaginary creature is played by someone other than a white person, or you want to deny Black kids the joy of seeing a leading character who looks like them — that says more about you as a person than it does about Disney.

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Matthew Arnold Stern

Matthew Arnold Stern

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A novelist and award-winning public speaker and technical writer. My novels Amiga and The Remainders are available now.