An Inclusive Litany

3/28/02

Responding to a directive from its owner, AOL Time Warner vice president Ted Turner, the Cartoon Network banned Speedy Gonzales cartoons due to concerns over racial stereotyping because they feature references to drinking, laziness, drug use, and womanizing. However, according to HispanicOnline Speedy can still be seen on the Latin American Cartoon Network, where his character is hugely popular. Hundreds of fans—including many Mexicans—have organized to try to get Speedy back onto American television.

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