Why is it that the Disney Channel does not have African American influences for our Black children?
I am an African american mother and I have a very beautiful talented daughter interested in one day becoming the black version of Miley Cyrus.
I encourage her to fulfill her dreams and make it a reality one day and I have nothing but good things to say to my daughter because I do not want to make her feel inferior to caucasians if I point out to her how I really feel about the Disney Channel. I rather keep the reality of how I feel about her dreams as one day being part of the Disney Channel Family to myself, but deep inside I feel that Disney does not seem to be interested in our kind based on what I see on their Shows.
They have the power to make any girl famous and succesful, pretty much an idol, but time after time they chose a caucasian girl never an African American.
There are rarely Blacks in their shows and those in the shows are not the main characters. I know Raven became succesful but she's half white and so did Corbin Bleu and he is also half white, nothing against interracial children it's just that I am talking about pure black girls that can be an inspiration to other black girls. They already don't have much to look up to, if they watch BET all they will see is women half naked dancing sexually explicit, cursing and fighting over a man or claiming to want a man with money etc. If they watch MTV all she will see is reality shows with peple drinking, cursing and fighting. On VH1 she will see the same including Tiffany (New York, from I Love New York) new reality show and we all know she is someone we do not want our black daughters to look up to, God forbids!
I mean, is so bad that even Black girls like my daughter are looking up to Miley Cyrus and that's because who else is there for her to look up to on the Disney Channel when that is the hottest most popular T.V. station for pre-teens and teenagers regardless of their race.
Is there any way I can get this message across to the Disney Channel?