Disney Channel (ended 2005)
Look at all the other Disney Channel Shows except That's So Raven, The main characters usually have an all-white family with maybe one black person through the series, I'm Black and I loved The Proud Family, but when we have a show that may feature only one main white person, its Racist? Thats stupid.
Thats why we are trying to break out on tv,Girlfriends, All of Us, One on One. Not to be racist but the mainly white media isn't and will unfortunately probably never be ready to have a 90% Black televison base.
But my only reason for disliking this show is the raps. Too much raps. But other than that, this show is great and NOT racist. Sheesh.
This show is multicultural to me. It had the Boulevardes family who were Spanish, The Chang's who were Asian, Zoey, white. They even had a Middle Eastern family on an episode. People don't get the show because it has such a strong urban vibe. I guess that's why they consider it rasict.
True, but the reason why things like BET & Negro Fund exist is because of the absence of Black culture in the media. That's why if there was a White Television, it would get a lot of flack -- we already see White people in 90% of television anyway lol
True they also exist to tell the truth and rewrite history one step at a time. If you journey back in time the first signs of man came from africa. Along with geometry, math, astrology, and among other things. They're is so much lost knowledge in america. Greeks discredited blacks the most. Whoa I hate to rant in short The Proud Family is not racist, nor is it a crappy show. It reminds me of BeBe Kids, but most if not all on this forum will say that movie sucked too NATURALLY
How is it that when there are so many white shows on tv with no black person(s) in it or influence in it its considered a great show? But notice that most black shows have to cater to the white need, in other words have at least 1-2 white characters in the show. In the proud family's case its multicultural and more or less right on with my friend. And to whom ever said Trudy is indian because of her complexure wow, or something to do with so many color tone's on the show, blacks come in many colors true story, that doesnt make her less black.
I liked the Proud Family. I'm not a racist. Some of my favorite shows have white people in them. J/K
But seriously in regards to the original posting... this is a topic that been explored twenty-times over. We'll never get to a suitable or acceptable answer. I don't think the Proud Family was a racist show just as I don't think a majority of any (predominantly) African-American sitcoms are racist. (Let's just forget about The Hughleys - puh-leese). But for some reason it doesn't settle well when there is a sitcom revealing the fruitage of a cast that's predominantly anything else other than white. For some reason the shows are kicked over into the status of being a racist. But as it has been mentioned...mor than 90% of the sitcoms that grace television are those aimed at white audiences and employing white cast members.
If wanting and supporting a show that demonstrates faces more reflective of my own makes me a racist - then so be it. You can't please everyone.
growing up, i know i would've loved to have a cartoon like the proud family!!! (thanks to Bill Cosby we had Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, but i don't remember any others -please post some if you do)
in the majority of animated shows, there is one (maybe two) black characters (or other minority) and quite often they are not the characters you scream to "be" when playing w/friends.
Strawberry Shortcake... Orange Blossom
Rainbow Brite...Indigo (whoops, am I telling my age) (what about the black chick from Jem -and the Holograms LOL)
ok, how about the Rugrats... Susy
or Kim Possible.... Monique
(i never wanted to "be" Orange Blossom or Indigo, but i never let my friends no that)
in today's day and age, this shouldn't be a discussion, it should be understandable that there are various cultures and the media should reflect that for children. that's why i love shows like PF, and Dora (even though i'd rather take a hammer to the head) or even (there's a similar "debate" in the Cosby show forum about the "portrayal" of the black family on tv.)
I'd like to open this to all of tv.comers to see what other shows/characters we can list...
ok, thinking... i remember Panthro from the ThunderCats.
(i also remember: G.I. Joe, Transformers, the Smurfs, the Snorks, Fraggle Rock, and... Seasame Street.)
but how many black characters can i name off hand... hm.
Anyone else remember an minoritycharacters from old school 'toons?