When ‘A Little Mermaid’ discovers racial diversity — is that all good?
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Halle Bailey will play the lead character of Ariel in a live-action remake of the Disney film “The Little Mermaid.” | AP Photos

As a youth, I spent many Saturdays at eta Creative Arts Foundation rehearsing and performing.

In 1991, when I was a sophomore, I acted in Runako Jahi’s musical “A Place to Be Me,” which starred elementary and high school thespians. The play centered on a little boy trapped in a television set. During the fantasy, he encountered stereotypes about black people and by...

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