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Wal-Mart Pulls Potentially Racist Comic Book from Stores

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posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 01:26 AM
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Don't want to derail so this is the last thing I'll say about The Boondocks. I've read the comic a few times and IMO it's not funny at all. I love the show though and it has never come off as anti-white to me. There's a manipulative white businessman and occasional hot white women, who are of course stereotypes, and of course the businessman's son who tries to act black LOL. Anyway, IMO the show is anti-stupidity and not anti-black or white.

I can't recall ever having read the comic in the OP though. But you all know how skittish Walmart is. They don't take kindly to swearing in music, controversial subjects, or Playboy.




posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 08:06 PM
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Memin Penguin has been a popular Mexican comic book character for over the past 60 YEARS, but his arrival in stores this side of the border has certain groups up in arms for what they see as a racist depiction...


After 60 years does a racist stereotype warrant this type of outrage? I don't know.

The Washington Redskins are fighting a trademark issue regarding the racial stereotype of their name and logos.

I wonder if Walmart carries Washington Redskins memorabilia...
DocMoreau



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 12:03 AM
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Mexico had nothing to do with slavery so why the big uproar over this comic book?
Black Man trying to keep the Brown Man down!

It sure would be nice if there was an English translation of this comic somewhere, but even if there were, most people wouldn't even bother reading it and still cry racism.



posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
Mexico had nothing to do with slavery so why the big uproar over this comic book?
Black Man trying to keep the Brown Man down!

It sure would be nice if there was an English translation of this comic somewhere, but even if there were, most people wouldn't even bother reading it and still cry racism.


The origin of the cartoon doesn't matter. It would be obscene in the MSM of the US because of the echoes of the recent past of the US.



posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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The character is a fictional CubanMexican kid.
Cubans had nothing to do with slavery either.



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