Latino/a Characters in Children’s Television

Adam Lang, Amanda Aw Yong, Skylar Smith, Stacey Pecor and Yining He:

For this project, we will be exploring the portrayal of Latino/a characters in children’s television. We wish to investigate the characteristics and problems of representing the Latin American community in children’s television, because this medium is particularly significant in reaching many impressionable young children. Viewers will easily associate what they see on television to real life, especially when these archetypes are presented to them at an early age. To address these issues related to the portrayal of Latino/a characters in children’s television, we are attempting to improve on current representations by creating a new children’s show.

Latino/a Characters in Children’s Television


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