Thursday, February 01, 2007

A Revolution Stunted: Bugs Bunny

We remember seeing a lot of now-banned cartoons when we were a kid, and while we knew there was something wrong, we just focused on the fact that it was a cartoon and whether the humor worked or not. Now we're old enough to be a bit more upset by it. Bugs Bunny was hardly the only culprit, but this is just as offensive an example as any. What's annoying is that the race element is so unnecessary to the humor in this case. Up until the end, it's not racial humor, so the piece could have worked without it. It's a collision of lazy writing and racism. *sigh*

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  • I'm glad you're posting Black History Month content this month. I'm also glad you're proud to be black!

    By Blogger Joe Goldberg, at 1:02 PM  

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