For the first time in the history of the United States Juneteenth is considered a national holiday! To celebrate today’s Cat[girl]urday is going to feature dark-skinned kemonomimi. Although there is debate about some of these characters’ race for African Americans they are as close as we get to representation in most anime. Some may call them “just girls with tans” but to us, they are more.
I debated not including Pink since she was a slave. Part of the controversy around Juneteenth, however, is America’s slave-owning past. It is not about making people feel bad about what happened but celebrating the day we became better. On June 19, 1865, the United States of America took a step forward by freeing slaves in Texas. This should be a big day for all Americans because you cannot be a free country until everyone is free. Every step along that journey is important. We cannot tell where we are going if we do not look back at where we came from.
So what do you think?