“You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.”

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has apologized to a black student who during a class last year was shown a clip of the movie “Blazing Saddles” that features racial epithets.

The HERO of “Blazing Saddles” is a black man. The message of the film is anti-racist.

This reminds me of the idiots who protest Huck Finn because it uses the “n” word.

Instead of apologizing the University should have looked at this as a teachable moment and explained the meaning of the word satire to this guy.

(On the other hand, cialis sales cheap homosexuals have a legitimate beef with “Blazing Saddles”. I watched it for the first time in a long time a couple of months ago and was completely shocked by its stereotypical depiction of gay men.)

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