Disney introduces its first African-American princess in the new animated film, The Princess and the Frog. The media are speculating about its impact.
■Class discussion: Before the news media drew attention to it, did you notice that Princess Tiana is black? If The Princess and the Frog fails to become a hit, can we immediately blame racial issues? Can you explain why it is important to include positive perceptions of people of color in the portrayal of animated characters?