Cartoon Black History: Voltron
I LOVE cartoons. There are some cartoon characters, however, that had to “pass” in order to get respected in the business. I have been asked to speak for them so their legacy in the black cartoon community may live on.
First on that list is a personal favorite of mine. Voltron.
Look at him defend our universe! But Voltron still wouldn’t have been given that sword if “they” knew he was black. Want proof? I present to you Exhibit A:
Voltron is made up of five lions. Lions are mostly found in Africa. Damn straight! A lion is one of the Africaniest things you can be. Multiply that by five and you’ve got yourself one black ass robot. But there’s more. Exhibit B: