How Franklin (Peanuts) Was Born

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bradl, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Caught this this morning on NPR. Should serve as a reminder of how far we've come, especially in the world of the innocence of children.

    Oh, and go out and see the movie. Regardless of anything, this will be worth it! :)

  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    I'm taking the grandkids this weekend.

    I always thought Schulz handled Franklin just about right. He wasn't a "black character". He was just another kid who happened to be black. I think there was maybe just one time where Franklin's race was actually mentioned.

    Franklin falls into that category of Peanuts characters, like 5 and Thibault, that were a bit underdeveloped and you wish Schulz had used more. He's still a cool character, though, mostly because he seems less neurotic than any of the other kids.

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