Growing up watching TV as a kid, there were only a few black cartoon characters that black children could identify with. There was Gerald on Hey Arnold, Patty Mayonnaise on Doug, Vince on Recess and a few others sprinkled in between. But if you're a true 90s kid you were a Rugrats mega-fan, and you probably had a favorite. For many little black girls, it was Susie Carmichael. She was a badass, dark-skinned black girl with natural hair who was kindhearted but didn't take any nonsense, from anybody. Angelica included. The show debuted on August 11th, 1991 and brought a fresh spin to the animated black girl. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Rugrats, here are 25 reasons why Susie Carmichael is one of the greatest black cartoon characters of all time.
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