The Princess and the Frog is Disney's 49th animated film and the fourth to feature a woman of color as the protagonist. Disney Enterprises Inc. hide caption

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Lou Jing's appearance on Chinese talent contest sparked racist invective online and debate over what it means to be Chinese. The 20-year-old mixed-race Shanghai woman — her mother is Chinese, her father African-American — now says, "If you beat me to death, I wouldn't take part in that competition." Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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