Sunday, October 05, 2014


Amazon Prime labels the cat-and-mouse cartoons as racist because the housemaid is black

When I was a little kid, if you went to the movie theater you were treated to a Movietone News newsreel and a cartoon short as you waited for the featured film to start. I loved those Tom and Jerry cartoon shorts whenever they were shown. And years later, I loved them on TV. Since some people consider me a racist, if I am, I must have been infected by those Tom and Jerry cartoons because the politically correct thought police have now labeled them as racist.

Amazon Prime has started labeling Tom and Jerry cartoons with the following warning:

"Tom and Jerry shorts may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today."

No, this is not a joke. If this makes you wonder what in the hell is going on here you’re not alone. It seems as though the politically correct thought police have discovered a black housemaid in some of the shorts. They have determined that this is stereotypically demeaning to blacks. Actually the maid is never shown in the cartoons, only her legs as she sweeps a broom.

I cannot fathom any young kid thinking in racial terms whenever they see those black legs. What we have here is another example of political correctness run amok. Tom and Jerry won seven Academy Awards. It’s a wonder those who see racists behind every bush, in every closet and under every bed, haven’t demanded that those Academy Award Oscars be recalled.

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