Have we ever discussed the fact that 2001 - 2012 Disney channel’s shows all had strong female leads, with the exception of Zack and Cody but they had a black man in charge, a smart poor white blonde girl and a dumb rich Asian so still beautifully diverse.

Disney was 100% female empowerment and showed diversity. Who did they employ to create the shit they have today?

Of the shows with girls as leads, two of them were POC and their heritage was actively acknowledged throughout the show.
We have a Wizards of Waverly Place episode featuring a quincenera and we have That’s So Raven, which actually did a lot to talk about body image and addressed the issue of antiblack racism.

These shows were gold.

That’s so raven also did an episode with a character from wizards about jewish culture and how it isn’t all about money, and Lizzie had all kinds of important messages on the tween girls coming of age, like that one time with the bra shopping

what the hell happened Disney Channel? you obviously are capable of making decent tv shows…

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