Thursday, December 23, 2004

Was The Lone Ranger Racist?

If he'd been Canadian, maybe so. The Supreme Court of Canada has been asked to rule on whether the term "kemosabe" is a racial slur. A Nova Scotia woman of Mi'kmaq (is that Eskimo?) descent claims her boss used the term to refer to her and other co-workers. She's already been ruled against in their Court of Appeals, after judges spent an entire day watching Lone Ranger episodes on TV.