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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.

“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.”

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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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Man who believed ‘the Bible is for white people’ gets life in prison after setting black man on fire in gruesome murder

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A white man from Tennessee has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a black man by setting him on fire while he slept.

The Daily News Journal reports that 53-year-old John Carothers has pleaded guilty to murdering Robert Miller, a housemate who lived with him at the Frazier Young Supportive Living, which is a home for people with intellectual disabilities.

According to prosecutors, Carothers in March 2018 doused Miller in lighter fluid while he was asleep in his bed and then lit him on fire. Miller would subsquently die from burn-related injuries at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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‘There’s no racial tension’: Trump claims ‘fantastic relationships’ with black people after ‘go back’ tweet

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President Donald Trump asserted on Monday that he has "fantastic relationships" with the black community after he told four congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.

At a White House meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Trump was asked if he was experiencing any blowback from the African-American community.

"There’s no racial tension," the president said, according to a pool report. "We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020."

Via pooler @DavidNakamura: T"rump says: 'There’s no racial tension.' Trump notes low unemployment for black Americans. 'We have fantastic relationships with the African American community and I think you’ll see that in 2020.' "

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Yale psychiatrist explains the root of Trump’s ‘pathological racism’

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On Monday morning, President Donald Trump once again escalated his conflict with "the Squad," the group of freshman Congresswomen of color he told to go back to their own countries. Although moderate Republicans had hoped last week that the President would tone down his remarks, on Monday he once again doubled down on Twitter.

"The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!" he tweeted.

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