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Thread #140865 Message #3238817
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
14-Oct-11 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
This thread is inspired by the music discussion thread "Are racist, but traditional songs OK?" which discusses the English ballad "Little Sir Hugh" and its anti-Semitism. MtheGM's comment about Oliver Twist and the character of Fagin, who was inspired by the historical figure Isaac "Ikey" Solomon, led me to ask the question; Does anyone here believe that a character created as a racial, ethnic, or religious stereotype can be depicted in a reworking of a story, emphasising religious or racial aspects, without reinforcing a stereotype?