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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-18-09 06:41 PM
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Was the Lone Ranger a Racist?
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"Tonto" in spanish translates to "Stupid Person" in English. All those years of watching the Lone Ranger and Tonto in action, and I never would have guessed that he was insulting his partner. As things were much different back then, I wonder if naming the Native American character "Tonto" was a racist gesture. Overt racism was common, especially in the bible belt at the time.

What do you think?

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