Wee Pals by Morrie Turner

Wee Pals

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, about 1 year ago

    Awkward . . .

  2. Robert Pope

    Robert Pope GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Whine, whine, whine – let me get you some cheese to go with your whine.

  3. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @Robert Pope

    f Great-grandpa grew up in the bad old days of the Jim Crow South, he wouldn’t have had many good ol’ days.

  4. Miserichord

    Miserichord said, about 1 year ago

    His great grandfather would have been born between 1945 and 1955.
    Civil rights, Woodstock, the Summer of Love, too young for Vietnam, too old for Johnson’s Great Society.
    Really good times to be young and black.

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @Miserichord

    His grandfather might have been born between ’45 and ’55, but likely his geat-grandfather would have been born in the 30s, about the time when Jim Crow was in full force, the KKK was a powerful political force in the South, and lynchings were commonplace.

  6. Miserichord

    Miserichord said, about 1 year ago

    @Newenglandah

    Great grand father born in 1945, grandfather born in 1965, father born in 1985, nipper born in 2005, making him 8. Since he is defined as being 6, and 20 years between generation is being generous…

    Could also be 1955, 1972, 1989, and 2006, using 17 years between generations…

    If born in 1945, he would have been 15 in 1960, long after lynchings were “commonplace”, and more than a decade after lynchings were prosecuted as Federal crimes.

  7. Mel Hynes

    Mel Hynes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If you hyper-focus on the injustices of the past, you hamstring your allies fighting against the injustices of the present.

  8. Mel Hynes

    Mel Hynes GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Not saying the injustices of the past were negligible, quite the opposite. But the past cannot be changed. The current world, however, has a ton of its own systemic prejudices to be fought, and a lot of us are taking up arms daily against them. Focusing energy on battles that were over two generations ago, rather than what is happening in front of us today, seems counter-productive.

  9. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @Miserichord

    20 years per generation is cutting it close. 25 per generation is more reasonable.

    Unless, of course, you are of the school that thinks all people of color have illegitimate kids as soon as they hit puberty.

  10. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @Mel Hynes

    With all due respect, I cannot fully agree with you. You have a point that we should not dwell in the past; however, we should also not forget past injustices and work to make sure that they do not happen again. The Nazi holocaust and the racist segregation in the American South are but two cases in point. There are many others too numerous to list.

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