The Boondocks by Aaron McGruder

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  1. all-hail-hypnotoad

    all-hail-hypnotoad said, about 4 years ago

    That is racial profiling

  2. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, about 4 years ago

    The profile is? [White = Clueless]? Of course it’s more complex than that. In the San Gabriel Valley, we also get [DWO = Driving While Oriental], which is too often apt.

  3. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 4 years ago

    My lady says all men are idiots. No profiling there.

  4. Br'er Jonathan

    Br'er Jonathan said, about 4 years ago

    This comic is nothing more than pandering, racist garbage. No more Boondocks for me, thanks.

  5. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I suppose Aaron is doing a little ‘see how YOU like it’ stuff– a point is made , but it loses it’s edge when you keep making it….and making it….and making it…….

  6. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    He certainly wasn’t white… … . after the fire.

    For those unaware, Aaron is a black man in a white comic strip world. He stopped doing comics to work on “The Boondocks” animated series. Would buy those DVDs except that I have a hard time paying a premium for “words” I can get out of my own mouth, free. Think I’ll sniff around Amazon. Uncle Ruckus Rocks !

  7. piksea

    piksea GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I think Mr. McGruder would be happy to see that he’s got so many people reacting to and talking about his work. We all only feel our own pain. Getting a glimpse of others’ is important. He’s giving you the opportunity to, if not walk a mile, see what it’s like standing in someone else’s shoes.

    I think The Boondocks is as timely now as it was when it was created. Sure, the names have changed. I just don’t think we’ve all grown quite as much as we’d like to believe.

  8. tedcoop

    tedcoop said, about 4 years ago

    Lew, most men are idiots. Also, most women are idiots. Watch the news sometime, you’ll see what I mean.

  9. olmail

    olmail said, about 4 years ago

    numerous negative stereotypes aimed at blacks have been subject in “boondocks”. very strongly so in the animated series.. if Mcgruder takes some “racist” jabs, he doesn’t limit them to any one race. just an observation. not all that sure what i think about many of these cartoons, so i won’t suggest what anybody else should.( not this time anyway)

  10. all-hail-hypnotoad

    all-hail-hypnotoad said, about 4 years ago

    Cool guys, awesome discussion, still love The Boondocks, show and comic!

  11. Avon

    Avon said, about 4 years ago

    I’m with piksea. Just now I added a comment to June 24th about how people tend to preach to the choir, and picking a single anecdote as evidence is very satisfying (but doesn’t really convince anyone else). I agree with the comment (yesterday?) that everyone feels their own pain/insults/etc more, so everyone feels like they’re the one getting unfair treatment. We all know that any two people on a crowded sidewalk or highway can feel that way regardless of race, sex, etc.

    Aaron McGruder is great at making people look at the truth. Flogging an issue to the point of overkill or ridiculousness is a way to make just about any meaningful point come across and sink in.

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