Is this anti-racism comic being racist?

9 05 2010

Take a look at this comic:

This is clearly a comic against racism, but is this particular page racist?

Click the image for the complete comic.

The comic is by Streetwize Comics – which I’ve noticed scattered around in school libraries and community centres. I found this particular one on the DET website Racism No Way.

In teaching complex social issues I’ve been encouraged to take the subjects seriously and too avoid humour and stereotypes.

I’m not taking sides here. It’s more of a thinking point. Can using stereotypes in this context help promulgate them?

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