San Antonio high school comic book criticized for showing Jews as stereotyped stereotypes

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is challenging a school in San Antonio, Texas, to pull a cartoon-fantasy comic-book based on the life of Anne Frank on account of its depiction of Jewish…

San Antonio high school comic book criticized for showing Jews as stereotyped stereotypes

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is challenging a school in San Antonio, Texas, to pull a cartoon-fantasy comic-book based on the life of Anne Frank on account of its depiction of Jewish characters as stereotyped stereotypes. “Some of the students are also depicted as being inherently Jewish,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the center, reported the Associated Press.

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According to an artist’s statement, which accompanies the comic-book, it is intended to show what it was like to go through war and persecution and how these experiences shape one’s character. Because she survives, she become the symbol of the triumph over hate and suppression. The comic book is one of a series about Jewish people that includes Katy’s Children, Peanuts and Winnebago, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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