When it was announced a few years ago that 22-year-old Halle Bailey was cast as the title role in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid, trolls from sea to shining sea were ready to denounce an Ariel who just happened to be Black. It’s not surprising though, because whenever a non-POC character gets switched to a different race it triggers something in people’s brains where they just can’t accept the idea that sometimes . . . .people aren’t white. GASP! And unfortunately, Halle couldn’t really enjoy the accomplishment of booking such a coveted role because of all the hate . . .