Indians in comics, etc
sonia_dyer at hp.com
Thu Mar 2 21:04:39 CET 2000
Are all comics with Indians banned in the US? Does this mean you
don't see comic albums with Yakari, which are so great (But not
I don't remember EVER seeing any indians in comics in the
USA except in Disney comics (Hiawatha, and the occasional indian
tribe the ducks would meet in their adventures). Who's Yakari,
and what's that about?
Arie and Jirgen-
BTW, it's funny that you call yourself yellow. When I was a kid
we were told that it was racist to call Asian people yellow.
Same here. On the otherhand, we're _supposed_ to use
the word "black" to refer to a Negro person. It used to be an
insult in the USA to call a Negro a "black" person. The
preferred term was "colored", which is what was marked on the
separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, hotels, etc. But now the
term black is preferred above the term Negro, and you hardly ever
hear the word colored anymore. And there are other terms that
you dare not use any more, but which certain black people still
use all the time when speaking to each other (even on TV).
Things aren't very consistent are they?
I do have some black friends, BTW, but they're all Africans, and
they don't seem to feel like they have much in common with black
Yes, the two or three black people I know who were
born in Nigeria and Cameroon in Africa don't seem to be carrying
around the same "baggage", which matches your experience in
BTW, thanks for the comic story summaries you've been
doing. I enjoy reading them.
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