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Yes, A Black Woman Will Play The Little Mermaid: Get Over It

With its choice of Halle Bailey for the role, Disney is casting a more inclusive net

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

WWhen I first saw the news that singer-actress Halle Bailey was chosen to play Ariel in the upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action film, I was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn’t have imagined that Disney would be that…

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Monique Jones

Monique Jones

Entertainment journalist, blogger, & creator of JUST ADD COLOR (http://www.colorwebmag.com). Adding nuance to conversations about representation in pop culture.