watching cartoons with my 2.5 yr dd and noticed that cartoon characters only date some one from there own race/species. Bugs bunny only dates lola bunny, pigs stay with pigs, tweedy bird only with birds...you get the picture. The people around them are only with their race as well. I know it's just cartoons but cartoons are usually the only media that our children watch. We all know it teaches them all kinds of things like and thats why we there is usually an uproar when there are unacceptable lessons or sexual innuendos. Do you think this shows kids to stick to there own race? I also noticed not much diversity on most cartoons, does that bother anyone?
How about the cartoons that are meant towards one race only like little bill, Dora the explorer, Nihoa ki-lan (sp?), is it ok that they leave out all other races completely? I get they are trying to gear it towards a certain audiences or region and they want it to be relatable to them but aren't they teaching the wrong idea by showing kids that they CANT relate to someone outside their race?
Just an observation...
Asked by Anonymous at 2:50 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by Razelda at 5:18 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by Octobersmom at 3:05 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 3:33 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by JLS2388 at 2:56 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:02 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by Octobersmom at 3:06 PM on May. 14, 2011
On Rocko's modern life a turtle married a cat and on Spongebob a crab has a whale for a daughter (that might not count because she could be adopted). I don't think it really means or teaches anything. I think people read too much into this kind of stuff.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 3:10 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 3:22 PM on May. 14, 2011
Answer by Brandi300 at 2:59 PM on May. 14, 2011