Batman Rallies Against Racism

Posted: November 28, 2008 in Batman, DC Comics, PSA
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just noticed that a lot of the posts that I have made so far have been about race or racism. I must say that I didn’t want to really do that and that it is all a big coincidence, although it is definately something that should be explored further. It would be interesting to see how the concept of race and the treatment of minorities changed in comic books and animated cartoons over the years. Mmmm, that may be something that I have to really plan out before I do though.

Anyway, I thought I would post this Batman public service announcement that I swiped from Sean Baby’s website.  I can honestly say that I don’t know much about the strip, but by the design of the Batmobile it looks like it came out some time in the 1940s. I do know that DC were running a lot of different public service announcements in their comics in the late 40s and early 50s about different things. I have read a few about fire prevention and another one about being friendly to foreigners (if they are hot Swedish girls) that were in Superboy comics, but this is the only one I have seen about integrating and accepting African Americans.

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Comments
  1. […] Posted by mathewm1 on February 5, 2009 I love these PSA advertisements that DC Comics ran in the 40s and 50s. I previously posted a Batman one a few months ago. […]

  2. […] Some of the wholesome advice about racial tolerance, participation in community affairs and health education that was mentioned has been posted here, here, and here. […]

  3. […] I even love it when animators and film makers try to do the same thing as well. Yep, whether it is Batman making a plea for racial harmony or C3PO trying to get R2D2 to quit smoking or even Superman trying to stop anti-Semitism and […]

  4. […] I love these PSA advertisements that DC Comics ran in the 40s and 50s. I previously posted a Batman one a few months ago. […]

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