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‘Ariel is white’: Racist fans petition Disney to remove black actress from ‘Little Mermaid’ remake

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Disney fans have launched a petition to keep one of their favorite princesses white.

The entertainment company announced last week that black actress Halle Bailey (not Halle Berry) would star in its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Soon after, racist fans of the original movie created a Change.org petition calling on Disney to remove Bailey from the role of Princess Ariel.

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“Ariel is ICONICALLY a red head,” the petition notes. “Why take this away from the fans?”

“Jasmine in the new live action Aladdin had to be cast as a true Middle Easterner, and the voices of the lions in the new Lion King HAD to be black,” the fans continue. “Why can Ariel not stay red headed, blue eyed white girl.”

The petition goes on to argue that there is “nothing wrong with being proud to be ANY race.”

“If you want a black princess, let’s do Princess and The Frog,” the document concludes. “I’m sure Halle would be great in it. But Ariel is white, red headed, and blue eyed.”

The petition had gathered about 10,000 signatures by Sunday afternoon.

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Black former Liberty University staffer says it felt like the ‘1950s or 1960s’ during his time at the school

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After Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. mocked Virginia Governor Ralph Northam by donning a mask that featured the picture from Northam’s medical college yearbook allegedly showing him in blackface, several Black staff members and athletes left the evangelical college in protest.

Speaking on MSNBC this Tuesday, former Liberty staffer Keyvon Scott said that he left the school because he felt there was no place for him there anymore.

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Trump stares blankly at mass death — and reveals just how out of touch he truly is

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On Feb. 4, 1992, George Herbert Walker Bush was campaigning for reelection at the National Grocers Association convention in Orlando. There, the president “grabbed a quart of milk, a light bulb and a bag of candy and ran them over an electronic scanner,” wrote Times correspondent Andrew Rosenthal. “The look of wonder flickered across his face again as he saw the item and price registered on the cash register screen.”

“This is for checking out?” asked Mr. Bush. “I just took a tour through the exhibits here,” he told the grocers later. “Amazed by some of the technology.”

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Republicans have a fight on their hands: ‘Trump is losing and the Senate is leaning towards Democrats’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell breathed a sigh of relief after controversial former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach lost his state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

The McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund had invested $2.1 million to boost Rep. Roger Marshall, who won the primary and will face off against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, but the majority leader's intervention shows the challenge he faces in holding onto his own job, reported NPR.

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