Holy shit, seriously, let’s talk about Susie fucking Carmichael right now. Susie is a strong, smart, talented fucking freedom fighter. She doesn’t let Angelica lord her white-privilege and her ageist bullshit over her, and she empowers others to stand up for themselves as well. She gets what being a leader means at the age of, like, fucking four. She alternates between putting Angelica in her place and genuinely trying to be her friend, which makes her a bigger fucking person than most adults on the planet. Despite being in a position with a crap load of power over her friends, she is fair and accepting and allows Angelica to realize her own bullshit instead of just telling everyone to ostracize her ass. This is how you fucking create allies.
Susie runs around, gets dirty, pretends to be a doctor, tap dances, speaks fucking French, sings, competes, and is just a straight-up, clever as hell, black girl. And she does all this in a yellow dress with frilly-ass socks. Bad ass.