“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.”

October 13th, 2008

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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