Chef of South Park: New Racist Form
I was introduced to your Web site by one of my college professors Karen Howe in her
Psychology of Power, Oppression, and Privilege class. I found many of your examples
of historical and modern racism very real and startling. In your "New Racist Forms"
page you have examples of Pokemon characters and some other very recent black racial
stereotypes, but one character I felt you left out is the character of "Chef" on the
South Park cartoon series. Chef is a large very dark skinned black cook who works
in the school cafeteria and talks with the stereotypical uneducated language of older
black caricatures. Chef's character often emphasizes modern racist caricature roles
in the South Park cartoons as well. You will have to do some of your own research
so you can put a more educated spin on this modern racist character, but I thought
Chef needed a spot on your Web site.
Here are some example images of Chef (click to enlarge):
Kari Post, student, The College of New Jersey
-- Feb. 26, 2006
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