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« on: January 13, 2007, 07:04:10 PM »

Being a lifelong Southerner, it takes a lot for me to be awed by something racist, since I've pretty much seen it all.

This did the trick. :P

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 07:19:43 PM »

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that was easily the most racist part. But the whole thing just expresses a lot of the culture at the time. That whole cartoon needs to truly be understood in the context of the 1940s.

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 08:13:05 PM »

Gee, when were any old 1930s- 1940s Clampett/Tex Avery/Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies/etc. cartoons ever NOT derogatory?  It was a sign of cultural norms at the time, and a lot of those cartoons really weren't meant for kids.  I think it was when characters like Bugs, Daffy, and Porky were introduced that things became more kid-friendly, albeit still with copious violence.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007, 12:43:20 AM »

As Neal said, most cartoons actually had a target audience of adults rather than children until about the 1950s. I think it also is important to note they were often social satires and quite obviously were not to be taken seriously. I've always taken them as pointing out how stupid, and sadly funny the way people think. Still, I can't help but be disgusted by it to some degree being a product of my own culture.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 01:04:01 AM »

That cartoon is made of win and dongles.
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