Post by guineagirl on Jun 28, 2008 22:07:49 GMT -5
I was thinking lately, why didn't Anne include a "hispanic" girl in the BSC? I mean, there was an Asian, an African American, Jewish, and "Euro Amercian" girls. What would be her name if there was a hispanic girl? Where would she be from? What would her family be like? I thiink that she would be from Mexico City, have a TWIN brother, and... I can't think of her name right now. What do you think?
Post by moosieandgoosie on Jul 3, 2008 22:37:14 GMT -5
Twenty-plus years ago when the BSC series first started, the United States' Hispanic community was not as visible as it is now. If the series had been created today, I wouldn't at all be surprised to see a Hispanic club member. Actually, I kind of wonder if the club's resident artist would have been Claudia Hernandez instead of Claudia Kishi.
Post by sparklymouse on Jul 4, 2008 16:51:08 GMT -5
I kinda pretend Mary Anne is half Hispanic for some reason. I guess because her mom's name was Alma and the only Alma I've ever met was Mexican. That might actually have been interesting to have Mary Anne finding the history behind her Hispanic roots rather than just find her granny in Iowa.
Post by starlett2010 on Jul 5, 2008 17:47:53 GMT -5
^Hispanic and Latino are essentially the same thing. Both lump together people of Spanish-speaking descent. I just really don't like the term Hispanic and prefer to use Latino instead, though they are both kind of iffy terms.
LOL. In Ann's world, all Californians ARE blond. With the exception of, like, Amalia and Carol! ;D
Post by wanderingfrog on Jul 16, 2008 22:02:43 GMT -5
I always assumed it was because there wasn't as large of a Hispanic population in Connecticut as in other places in the US. I think that if the books were written today, there might be a Hispanic main character despite that fact, since I think cultural diversity in kids' books is seen as more important now than it was in the '80s.
Edited 'cause my grammar sucked. Like, really badly.