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Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

Column: The road to becoming a Disney princess

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
After the recent release of Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” there has been speculation among fans as to whether or not the titular character will become the company’s next Disney Princess.
While the triumph of “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not dismiss Disney’s deep, dirty history of racial inequity, it is a massive step in the right direction. Looking to the future, there is new hope that Disney will dedicate itself to not just creating other enchanting and entirely original ideas but also to continuing to right the many wrongs of its past.

Review: Disney’s latest princess film is empowering and inclusive

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer March 15, 2021
While the triumph of “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not dismiss Disney’s deep, dirty history of racial inequity, it is a massive step in the right direction.
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