True Lynk in terms of the origins of anime. My point though was to try an emphasize the hybrid nature of the genre but that would have been a posting of a term paper that I did for a media class.
I agree that media is biased towards whiter people in advertising heck look at rap music videos. The rappers may be black but the female black dancers, you can see that a majority are lighter skin toned. Part of this social conditioning that whiter is better.