Friday, September 28, 2007

Coonie Tunes

This one kind of amused me, especially the Scare crow even though that accent was so a 19th century stereotypical one and of course the boy has that slow drawn out and kind of dimwitted way of speaking with that strange white lined mouth (which I still don't understand what that is supposed to represent) Oh and the Spooks billboard at the end was a very nice touch Anyway here's Jasper and the Haunted House from 1942

It's not the most racist thing I've shown but I don't want to think too hard right now.
(Though I guess it can be argued that unlike other cartoons where the stereotypes of blacks are so exaggerated and lampoonish, the fact this cartoon, in a plot independent of pointing out racial differences- a boy going to a haunted house- still uses and relies on many of those same stereotypes is perhaps even more insidiously racist because it can be seen as harmless and acceptable and the stereotypes normalized by removing them from such an obvious stereotypical situation- if that made any sense at all.)

Sphere: Related Content

No comments: