"Annie can’t be black! She’s supposed to have red hair and freckles!"
My God if these aren’t some of the prettiest faces I’ve ever seen.
that bottom one literally makes so happy. all this cutenessssss.
You can’t put Blackness into a box.
not just that, but annie has red hair and freckles to make her appear blatantly irish, the irish were heavily discriminated against when it was written, so it would make perfect sense for her to be black or middle eastern today, to put her in the same cultural and societal position she was originally. making annie a minority is preserving the spirit of the work, not just the letter.