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A claim was made in class today whether or not the Tasmanian Devil is a Black caricature.  So I will pose the question to you.  Based on our criteria from class today was the Tasmanian Devil meant to be a Black caricature.  If yes, how is it an example of a Black caricature?  If no, why is it not an example of a Black caricature? Watch the video and make your post on the blog below.  Be sure to reference the Criteria for Success.

Criteria for Success
  • answer all parts of the question
  • make a connection to our Black caricature Criteria
  • minimum of 5 sentences

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3) You can agree and disagree with your classmates but do so respectfully
4) You can enter more than one entry, yet your first entry needs to meet the Criteria for success above.

 


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Nia John
09/16/2013 4:15pm

As I watched the video of the Tasmanian Devil I believe that the Tasmanian Devil isn't a black caricature because a black caricature is when you're making fun of someone's appearance in other words when you're mocking someone. Also the Tasmanian Devil isn't a black caricature because he wasn't pejorative to anyone. The clip was showing how Bugs Bunny was tricking the Tasmanian devil into not eating him. Another reason is that the show is just a comedy, and it was used to make people laugh. This clip of the Tasmanian devil is not approached as a black caricature because the devil isn't degrading blacks, or pejorative stereotypes. So I believe that the Tasmanian devil isn't used as a black caricature.

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Jada Mitchell
09/16/2013 4:36pm

I never thought of the Tasmanian Devil as a black caricature. The only thing that are in common are the behavior and color. However if someone where to see the Looney Tunes show no one would ever make the connection unlike watching a video about minstrelsy where it can be identified. In the clip the Tasmanian Devil has no features of a black person except that it is black. Also, in the video the Tasmanian Devil does not show anyway of portraying black people as foolish, silly, are mediocre.

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Jada Mitchell
09/16/2013 4:41pm


I never thought of the Tasmanian Devil as a black caricature. The only thing that are in common are the behavior and color. However if someone where to see the Looney Tunes show no one would ever make the connection unlike watching a video about minstrelsy where it can be identified.in order to identify a black caricature it ha to mock African Americans and their features. In the clip the Tasmanian Devil has no features of a black person except that it is black. Also, in the video the Tasmanian Devil does not show anyway of portraying black people as foolish, silly, are mediocre. Lastly, the Tasmanian Devil represent a wild animal who wanted to eat Bugs Bunny only he ended up being tricked instead.

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Xaanet L.
09/16/2013 5:37pm

The Tasmanian Devil, as shown in the video "Wild Turkey Surprise", can be seen as a black caricature but also as just an animal. Although the cartoon tasmanian devil is more human like, the real life one is just as rambunctious as the cartoon version. Watching a video about three newborn tasmanian devils, one of which were very feisty. So, my point is that although the Tasmanian devil acts very wild and crazy, it must be kept in mind that this could also be an actual tasmanian devil's nature. Don't get me wrong, however, the Tasmanian Devil has similar color fur as a black person's skin and has human like features so it is understandable if this is thought of as an example of a black caricature.

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Nathaniel Clarke
09/16/2013 6:11pm

I think that the tasmanian devil is not an black caricature because he's not making a mockery of anyone and he's just a wild character with wild instincts. White peoples black caricature ( putting cork on themselves and pretending to be black and make a fool out of us) and the tasmanian devil are two seperate things. With white people, its like they're going to far with their little racism games. Therefore thats why i think that the tasmanian devil is not seen as an black caricature.

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Keenon Wilks
09/16/2013 6:21pm

The Tasmanian Devil is a black caricature because he resembles the stereotypes thoughts . For example, in the video we watched in class their where watermelon derby's and in the video of the Tasmanian Devil he swallows the food in one bit and he was sloppy. So it fulfills the stereotypes thoughts .

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Legwen
09/23/2013 4:16pm

I think the Tasmanian devil can be seen as a black caricature because he resembles the stereotypes thoughts. I also think these could be seen as animals. for example, in class we learned how they use to swallow watermelons whole and in these video the animals sometimes be stuffing their mouth with food and sometimes they be sloppy.so, it probably will be thought as black caricature because its probably resembles the black stereotypes. also it could be seen as just animals just entertain blacks and their ideas.

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lorianna.j
12/07/2013 1:11am

The Tasmanian Devil is a black caricature. In the video the character was speaking nothing but gibberish and every word that came out of its mouth did not make sense. This connects with black minstrelsy because back then whites did not think blacks were educated therefore why would any of what they say make sense. Another reason is that some people may say that the Tasmanian Devil was just a character of comedy and that if any one watched the show they wouldn't make that connection. But that's the whole point black minstrelsy was suppose to be a joke and for whites to make it seem like it was funny so you wouldn't realize its significant meaning and be able to tell that they were making fun of the black race. Also in the video the character made a very idiotic move by letting bugz bunny go. That connects with black minstrelsy because the character is showing that blacks didn't know what they were doing they made any action whether dumb or smart without thinking first. But what really was going on at the time was whites trying to make blacks dumbfounded but found a sneakier way to do it that would be deceiving to the eyes Overall the Tasmanian Devil is a form of black minstrelsy because the character acts in similar ways that a black minstrelsy character would.

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