The Disney Channel is looking to have a more diverse lineup on its cable channel. This includes casting Indians in the next Cheetah Girls movie. But this little ditty caught my eye.
“I don’t want to reveal who it is about, but there is a project [in the works] where there is a family in it, and I decided that just because of the rhythm of where we were, it made sense to cast this as an African-American family,” Marsh said. “The producer said to me, ‘But I didn’t write it for an African-American family.’ I said, ‘Here’s the beauty of it. You don’t have to change a word.’ It’s making an affirmative effort to change the way television looks.”
Sounds like Gary Marsh messed up that producer’s plans. Oh the horror of having to write for black folks, especially a black family, on television in the 21st century. I’m so glad that Disney Channel president Gary Marsh spoke up on this.