Disney Announces First Latina Princess, But Declines to Actually Acknowledge Her Race Within the Movie
Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
The best-known Disney princesses are a fairly Caucasian lot, but the studio has made a concentrated effort to ramp up the diversity in recent years. The ’90s saw the addition of the Middle Eastern Jasmine, the Asian Mulan and the Native American Pocahontas, and The Princess and the Frog‘s Tiana became the first African American Disney princess in 2009.
Now the Mouse House is adding a Latina royal named Sofia to their
binder slate as well. The catch: No one can actually tell she’s Latina. More after the jump.