Thanks to everyone who’s still following this blog after my hiatus. And now the school’s almost over, I can return to updating again.
From Left To Right:
- Nyota Uhura - Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)
- Dee Dee Sykes - Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (1977)
- Astrea - Space Sentinels (1977)
- Montaro - Jana of the Jungle (1978)
- Black Vulcan - Challenge of the Superfriends (1978)
- Apache Chief - Challenge of the Superfriends (1978)
- El Dorado - Challenge of the Superfriends (1978)
- The Harlem Globetrotters - The Super Globetrotters (1979)
From Left to Right:
- Hadji - Jonny Quest (1964)
- Tonto - The Lone Ranger (1966)
- Shazzan - Shazzan! (1967)
- Mowgli - The Jungle Book (1967)
- Valerie Brown - Josie and the Pussycats (1970)
- Michael Jackson - The Jackson 5ive (1971)
- Albert Jackson - Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972)
- Franklin - Mission: Magic! (1973)
shenanagin asked: You run a VITAL blog and you're an extraordinary person for showcasing these characters. You're doing a wonderful job and I wish you all the best in the future!
neureva asked: As far as characters of colour in SF novels, Ursula K. Le Guin's writing is probably a good place to look. She has written articles on whitewashing and racism in the SF publishing industry, and many of her better known works have black or brown protagonists.
Thanks! I was actually planning on reading her whole Earthsea series when I was done with my current book series, and I was going to discuss her characters and that awful Sci-Fi channel Earthsea movie that came out a few years ago and kind of ignored the whole ‘non-white protagonists’ thing and replaced them with a lot of white people.
Literature is a little more difficult to include on this blog, as it’s not like you can tell from the cover or pictures if the characters in a book are brown or not, so unless I’ve read a book and know which characters are brown, or I do some research (as a lot of plain reviews or summaries of books don’t include the character’s ethnicity unless it’s part of the plot), I need suggestions from my followers to find brown characters from literature. And I’m still not sure how I’ll visually represent them on the blog, as most books don’t have official art and fan art can be very hit or miss, so I think I’ll put off books for awhile and concentrate on visual mediums for now.