A new cartoon called “Doc McStuffins” has been making the media rounds lately, getting lots of attention not so much for the quality of the programming (which is supposed to be good) as for what it represents: a program for c
hildren, on a childrens’ level, but one in which the main character is a little black girl (-gasp-) and she isn’t ra
ctually playing the role of doctor.
And many adults are hoping that this will inspire other little girls, especially little black girls, to consider careers in medicine. We certainly hope it encourages them as well in the same ways.
So below is a clip of an interview with the program’s creator, followed by a few scenes from the program itself.
Let us know what you think: