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Critics are slamming ABC’s “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” for seating its only black character, Franklin, alone on one side of the holiday table — in a rickety old lawn chair.
Meanwhile, white friends — including Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown, Sally and even Snoopy — were all seated across from him in real chairs as they feasted,
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Considering the trailblazing he did by adding and refusing to get rid of the character the seating was probably purposeful to cause that kind of questioning to help shed some light onto the racism of the day. So what we have here is people crying about something being racist when it was probably purposely done that way to draw attention to such behavior in the day to help combat and fight racism.
So the idiots are attacking the work of those fighting for the same cause before them.
Franklin is shown to be a skilled dancer. He leads Marcie in a waltz in Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown, performs an elaborate break-dancing routine in It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown, and performs another break-dancing number (while also rapping)
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
I hadn't thought about that, thanks you've made me look at it from a different perspective now.
Franklin's skin color was mentioned in The Charlie Brown Dictionary, a picture dictionary using the Peanuts characters; he was referred to in the definition of "black" in showing a picture of him talking on the telephone, where the color of the telephone is black. The description also says that "black may also refer to Franklin's skin tone, which is also known as a Negro person.