Does it seem like a lot of TV cartoons were culturally-biased?

Reply Sat 19 Mar, 2011 01:09 pm
It seems like a lot of the old '80s and '90s cartoons, with the exception of a show like Captain Planet:


were culturally-biased. It was like the makers of these cartoons ASSUMED only white American kids were watching them. Did anyone else here ever notice that?
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 0 • Views: 2,834 • Replies: 5
No top replies

Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 09:03 pm
I think shows like the Catillac Cats were biased:


Why didn't they have "black" cats in this show?
Bella Dea
Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 07:10 am
There are cats of all different colors in that photo.
Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 02:30 pm
@Bella Dea,
Not what I meant. Hector, the one with the tie, I think was supposed to be a Hispanic caricature.

They could have had "black" cats like:


"Black" caricatures is what I meant.
Of course Catillac Cats was meant to be a kids/family show so they'd clean these characters up for that show.
Bella Dea
Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 02:43 pm
Skat kat is a racially stereotyped character.
Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 02:52 pm
@Bella Dea,
He was a black caricature- he was probably modelled after Will Smith. He even sounded like Will Smith.
0 Replies

Related Topics

Why Race? - Discussion by snood
Im white . - Discussion by shewolfnm
what are you? - Discussion by dyslexia
Be Black - Question by Victor Murphy
Fear of a Black President - Discussion by snood
Ten questions about race - Discussion by nimh
  1. Forums
  2. » Does it seem like a lot of TV cartoons were culturally-biased?
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 11/26/2022 at 09:21:26