Are we ready for Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs?



On Q today, writer John McWhorter argues for the re-release of the so-called censored eleven -- eleven Looney Tunes held back from re-release among other classic Looney Tunes because of their reliance on gross racial stereotypes of African Americans. They include titles such as Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears and Uncle Tom's Bungalow.

In John McWhorter's view, it's time to move on, and to enjoy these cartoons as masterpieces of their time, despite their racist depictions. 

What do you think? Should the "censored eleven" come back into circulation? Can they be viewed from the distance of time as "a joke"? Should they?

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