BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 06, 2015
Sesame Street’s Maria has been a staple on the show since 1971. Her warmth has enticed young viewers around the globe for over 40 years. Both Maria and the woman who played her, Sonia Manzano, broke many barriers, especially by being one of the first Latinas on TV.
“I had never seen people of color on television,” Manzano said in an 2014 interview with CBS. “And that was like whoa! This show is really in your face and outrageous. Read More
As it turns out, Disney’s Princess Sofia that I wrote about last week is not Latina. As a refresher, Jamie Mitchell, producer of the TV show “Sofia the First,” said at a press conference that Sofia was Latina, after a question from a blogger as to why Sofia’s mom has darker skin. Now, Nancy Kanter, Disney Junior Worldwide’s senior vice president of original programming and general manager, says that producer Mitchell “misspoke. Read More