How Franklin (Peanuts) Was Born

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

  1. bradl macrumors 68040

    bradl

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    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.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswi...franklin-the-black-peanuts-character-was-born


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

    BL.
     
  2. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

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    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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