Racism warnings question cartoon’s legacy

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ Though the classic Warner Bros. cartoon, “Tom and Jerry,” was once thought to be a fun animated game of cat and mouse, it now comes with a warning label on both iTunes and Amazon Prime Instant Video. “These animated shorts are products of their time,” the iTunes disclaimer said. “Some of them may depict some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that were commonplace in American society.” These cartoons, which originally ran from the 1940s through the 1950s, were once a staple on Saturday morning television. Aside from the iconic cat and mouse pairing, “Tom … Continue reading Racism warnings question cartoon’s legacy