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Hello, racism my old friend…

March 8th, 2011 by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I know I shouldn’t be surprised at all the racism in early comics, but I did a double-take at the end of the Satin sequence in The Spirit.¬† The black bellboy is a typical portrayal of an African American: Monkey-like, with large lips and poor speech.¬† And though this kind of depiction is typical in [...]

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