Pop Culture 2: Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer premieres

A little brown girl who among other things teaches kids Spanish on her own animated show. Sounds like something that would never get on TV, except that it not only did, but the spunky, sweet Dora became the beloved role model for millions of kids of all colors.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.