Animated dissent


If you've ever watched Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network, you've probably caught an episode (or a few) of The Boondocks, a sharp, animated satire about living as an African-American in America presented from the viewpoint of a 10-year-old wannabe radical leftist revolutionary and his hip-hop-loving younger brother, who have to deal with moving from inner-city Chicago to their granddad's house in "The Boondocks" (aka white suburbia). Created and executive-produced by Aaron McGruder, and based on his popular syndicated comic strip of the same name, The Boondocks is socially and politically conscious, touching upon current events (political and otherwise) as well as issues like interracial marriage, biracial identity, juvenile delinquency and race relations. McGruder stops in town to talk about his work and experiences in "Ethics of Dissent," part of USF's University Lecture Series. Mon., Nov. 20, 7 p.m., USF Sun Dome Corral, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, free admission, 813-974-1001.

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