Letters to the Jim Crow Museum
The Donkey Character in ShrekHi Dr. Pilgrim,
I hope you turn your essays on the website into a book...they are so rich!
Donkey's character in Shrek is now on Broadway here in NY. They chose a man of African-descent to play "Donkey" on stage (Eddie Murphy portrays him in the Hollywood film as you may know)..."Donkey" is a "Coon" caricature, would you agree?
Thomas W. Volscho
Assistant Professor of Sociology
City University of NY-College of Staten Island
-- Sept. 13, 2009