The Boondocks Essay

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The Boondocks

Aaron McGruder is an African American cartoonist. At only twenty-six years of age, he is
best known as the creator of Boondocks, the popular comic strip that is currently featured
in over two hundred and fifty newspapers throughout the United States. Boondocks, which
"stars two amusingly surly African American kids who live with their grandfather in a
white middle-class suburb" is known for mocking issues that range from entertainment news
(such as Whitney Houston), to political news (like the Bush administration). His most
recent subject, however, may prove to be too controversial even for this strip, which is
famous for it's satirical attitude.

Within two weeks of the September 11th attacks, McGruder had addressed the national crisis
addressing Americans' "blind, unquestioning faith in our almost elected leaders." This
particular plot cost McGruder Boondocks' place in New York's Daily News and caused The
Dallas Morning News to move the strip to another section of the paper. McGruder, however,
remains unaffected. He states that he will continue to address these issues because as he
says, "…you can't remove the impact of this incident from any aspect of life."
Apparently, this includes the funny pages.

Aaron McGruder is an African American cartoonist. At only twenty-six years of age, he is
best known as the creator of Boondocks, the popular comic strip that is currently featured
in over two hundred and fifty newspapers throughout the United States. Boondocks, which
"stars two amusingly surly African American kids who live with their grandfather in a
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