Advertisement

'Boondocks' language angers some leaders

November 08, 2005|Greg Braxton

Several local African American leaders launched a protest Monday over the use of the N-word on "The Boondocks," an animated series that premiered Sunday on the Cartoon Network.

Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and others said they would head a national letter-writing campaign urging network executives and "Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder to eliminate the word from the series.

The N-word was used more than 15 times Sunday, and McGruder has said it is in future episodes. Sony Pictures Television, a producer, declined to comment, and Cartoon Network executives could not be reached.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|