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Post-Soul SatireBlack Identity after Civil Rights$
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Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039973

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.001.0001

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Blackness We Can Believe In: Authentic Blackness and the Evolution of Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks

Blackness We Can Believe In: Authentic Blackness and the Evolution of Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks

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(p.22) Blackness We Can Believe In: Authentic Blackness and the Evolution of Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks
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Post-Soul Satire
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Terrence T. Tucker

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039973.003.0002

This chapter explores Aaron McGruder’s use of “comic rage” – comedy fuelled by anger and resentment – as a driving principle behind the satire of his hit comic and animated television series The Boondocks. This chapter demonstrates how The Boondocks challenges the mainstream belief in a “colorblind” society that Supposedly followed the Civil Rights Movement. This chapter shows how McGruder uses satire and parody to critique the inconsistencies present in contemporary discussions of race in America.

Keywords:   Comic Rage, Boondocks, Aaron McGruder, Comics, Television

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