I remember seeing the "Flava Dolls" Commercials on Nickelodeon when they first were a hit. I initially laughed at the idea, thinking it was kind of ridiculous, but the more I think about it the more I am apalled at the way they are degrading diversity and different ethnicities. The dolls are very generic and the only way you can tell that they made of different races is the shade of their skin. The dolls features are made so that you can't decipher exactly their ethnic background. Isn't that a slap in the face to those who are proud of their ethnic backgrounds? The same thing kind of applies to Dora Explorer. Nickelodeon producers are doing as little as possible in regards to displaying the latino culture, just enough to get by so they don't get backlash for not supporting a diverse background of ethnicities.
What's your FLAVA?
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