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Is Aaron McGruder doing good or evil in the African American community?

There’s an interesting article in the Journal Gazette, (Ft. Wayne) about the new hip-hop generation, their message, and their impact in the African American community. The article cites Aaron McGruder’s Boondocks television show and some of the language used to make political statements.

But some worry that members of the hip-hop generation are delivering their messages in a way that is too brash, too ignorant, too in-your-face. In essence, they think there’s too much airing of the culture’s dirty laundry.

Al Sharpton came out blasting when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shown saying the n-word on Aaron McGruder’s animated TV series “The Boondocks.” And the Rev. Jesse Jackson was upset when jokes in the movie “Barbershop” took aim at MLK sleeping around and questioned Rosa Parks’ role in civil rights history.

Community Comments

#1 Blanche Barnum
April/24/2008
@ 3:43 am

It is my opinion Aaron McGruder is on point anyone who has issues with his different points of view are hypocrites that have thin skin.

#2 Blanche Barnum
April/23/2008
@ 9:43 pm

It is my opinion Aaron McGruder is on point anyone who has issues with his different points of view are hypocrites that have thin skin.

#3 Blanche Barnum
April/24/2008
@ 3:44 am

Dun dat

#4 Blanche Barnum
April/23/2008
@ 9:44 pm

Dun dat

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