“I don’t mind you having a black character, but please don’t show them in school together.”
November 30, 2008 12:00 AM Subscribe
Charles Schulz: "I finally sighed and said, 'Well, Larry, let’s put it this way: Either you print it just the way I draw it or I quit. How’s that?'" We don't usually think of Peanuts as given to political statements but this great post at Edge of the American West
makes the case for Schulz's progressive racial politics.In this 1988 interview
Schulz describes the reception of Franklin
, the black character introduced to the strip in 1968.