No one has difficulty drawing folks with purple hair and yellow eyes or Elves and Dwarves and Ents but insert a show with POC characters and children need basic tutorials on color and shading.
When I first saw Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA) on Nickelodeon, the first thing I thought was, “whoa…”
That was because the main character, Aang, had a skin colour that is similar to mine. Aang was not a stereotypical Asian. He doesn’t wear glasses or have tiny eyes. He has big eyes, like mine. That “whoa…” was one of amazement — because for once there was a character and a whole cartoon series that represents people of my skin colour and those darker than mine! Not only did the cartoon have representation I could identify with, but it is also a great series where the characters are not based on stereotypes.
But of course, awesome things can be destroyed, and racial identities can be robbed very easily…
“Festivities”, day 6 of Korrasami Week. korra and asami wear a qipao and yukata respectively to a lantern festival.
Headcanon; Korra’s got some serious water tribe tattoos she’s hiding underneath her shirt.
Maybe she should take it off for Asami to see.