Dora the Explorer and Dragon Tales: Multicultural or Stereotypical?



With America’s growing Latino population, audiences are seeing an increase in juvenile television shows specifically featuring pan-Latino characters. Are shows such as Dora the Explorer and Dragon Tales correctly exposing and educating children concerning Latino culture? Join us to compare these shows using an examination of natural environment; bilingual integration; and the use of skin tones, daily routines, and accents to typify Latino children and their experiences related to ethnicity. What is the correct way to portray an ethnicity to children? The audience will then participate in a facilitated discussion following a presentation of the material.


How to Cite: Page, K. J. (2009) “Dora the Explorer and Dragon Tales: Multicultural or Stereotypical?”, Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. 10(1).