Why Do Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents?

Posted On Feb 08, 2018


Why Do Cartoon Villains Speak in Foreign Accents?

“Language tropes can have far-reaching consequences, both for kids’ perceptions of those around them and their understandings of themselves. Research has shown that kids use TV as a key source of information about other ethnic groups, as well as about their own ethnic and racial identities.”

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Children’s shows often use non-standard dialects to voice the “bad guys,” sending a dangerous message to kids about diversity.
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