- toledoblade.com -: "Cartoon disrespectful of Native Americans
Shame on The Blade for running the appalling July 28 'Dennis The Menace' cartoon, which was incredibly insensitive to all Native Americans. The cartoon depicts the Mitchell family in the Southwest visiting a 'Navajo Ruins.'
Dennis is standing on a lower wall of the ruins while lassoing a higher portion. His mother states, 'We should be thankful they were in ruins before he got here.' Despite clearly being aware of their child's destructive intent, Dennis' parents totally disregard his outrageous (and illegal) behavior and the serious physical damage he can cause to ancient and irreplaceable Native American sites - a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations.
This cartoon, so disrespectful of Native Americans and their rich heritage, has no rightful place in our multicultural society.
Jeffrey Gordon
Associate Professor of Geography
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green"

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