January 17, 2018
Boy reading this blog only confirms that a high percentage of newspaper readers, or online readers of comics (generally educated, and/or successful people I would think) can be horribly judgemental for all kinds of stereotypical reasons. Jack is being smushed into a dumb jock, uncertain with life flirt, who is too dumb for veterinary school, or pretty much for anything else that requires a brain. As a community college professor I take personal offense that students going to community college are somehow deficient in the brains or career department. I have had the opposite experience, and in fact going to community college can make a lot of sense for a young person trying to get either the required courses done at a much cheaper cost, or take certificate or vocational courses that can lead to well-paying jobs. Jack has a lot of good things going for him, he is a gentleman, he is aware of his own shortcomings and does not lord over others that he was the high school football star, I think he is quite intelligent, and saying he isn’t is just operating through stereotype. I mean this is a comic strip, but so many of my fellow bloggers allow prejudice and judmentalism unfairly modify perceptions of this cartoon character. I should point out that Luann herself is also considered kind of a dumb flop because she is going to community college, The type of kid she is portrayed to be would the kind of student I am used to, and I am sure she would do well. Give that prejudice a break, jeez.
Luann en Español