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Racist or Ironic? (Part 1)

by H.P.


We’ve all seen The Slanted Screen, right? We all know about the racist characters in classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sixteen Candles, and Indiana Jones. And because we’ve all seen them and have made note, that means that all of the filmmakers out there, in this day and age, have seen them, too, right?

Hopefully.

The answer to a lot of the racist characters of decades past was to make after school specials that attack those antiquated sensibilities. We suddenly saw a yellow Ranger in our children’s programming. And in younger channels, we see Asian protagonists who educate everyone in the ways of being Chinese. Continue reading