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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Cracker

In the comic strip Get Fuzzy, one of my favorite comic strips, the psycho cat Bucky has a toy bear he named Smacky. Later, he gets two more, which he names Punk and Cracker. Why Cracker? Because the bear is white.

I don't mind the use of a (mild) racial slur. I do mind the double standard; a slur against any other race would not be deemed appropriate for a syndicated comic strip.

2 Comments:

At 12:14 AM, Blogger gecko said...

Maybe in this age, where a word I was brought up to learn all hell would break loose if you said it (the "N" word!) is used by the race it was meant for as a friendly greating, it is entirely appropriate. Naaah.

I ran across a blogger under fire by the name of Cracker. Perhaps you've seen that blog?

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Nope, I hadn't seen that blog before. It looks like I'd appreciate his writing.

 

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