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Indianapolis Moms: Traveling with Racial Diversity and Inclusion – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

By meerna Jul10,2024
Indianapolis Moms: Traveling with Racial Diversity and Inclusion – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The family of one Indianapolis Moms author put one of the biggest entertainment brands in the world to the test to see if it delivers on its promises and makes all families feel welcome.

Indianapolis Moms contributor Roleen Demmings joined Daybreak on Wednesday to share why racial integration is important to her and how it affects decision-making for her family in her new column.

“I grew up in the suburbs where I was one of the few black people, and I’m very outgoing. I’m outgoing. So I’ve always made my voice heard, but there were other people of color who didn’t. So I’ve always liked being an advocate for DI (diversity and inclusion), and I’m an educator. So that plays a big part too,” she said.

Demmings and her family recently took a vacation on a Disney Cruise Line cruise. Before leaving, she diligently searched for reviews and answers to her questions on Facebook and various websites:

“What do the reviews say about kids and people who look like me?” “How do they feel?” “Do they feel like they belong?” “Do they feel like they are treated well?”

Demmings says the Disney cruise was the first time she felt racial peace.

“Even with the artwork, there were pictures of people from all over the world, and you know, Disney movies are always inclusive, but even with the theater pieces, the employees had little name tags that said what country they were from, and there were 70 different countries represented,” she said.

To learn more, watch the full interview above.

By meerna

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