I’m really happy that the new Annie represented an African American girl. It is great for young girls to see themselves represented in a film that is a classic and with a character that is well-known and adored.
On a different note, one thing that stood out to me was the song, “The City’s Yours.” Here it says, “And now’s the time you gotta stand tough, cause if you work hard you can rise up. Anyone can make it even you.” Although, it is very inspirational, it promotes the idea of meritocracy that Professor Fielder talked about today. Hard work isn’t the only thing that goes into rising up. Foster kids, may not have the money to go to college or have access to the best education systems.