Friday, November 05, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Uncle Rastus
Rastus is a pretty typical mush-mouthed 'darkie' of the time, the sort that was all over the comics sections back then. There is some redeeming value in the series, though, since Rastus is portrayed as a long-suffering victim of air-headed white folk, as in the example above. The majority of such series portrayed the black folks as ignorant child-like fools. Chalk at least a small one up for Ed Carey for working against stereotype.