ANOTHER ARAB VILLAIN APPEARS ON NICKELODEON

Only last week, ADC contacted Nickelodeon regarding an offensive segment of Daffy Duck which aired on November 23, 1996, depicting an Arab villain.

Once again, another offensive cartoon was aired on Nickelodeon on December 5, 1996. In a segment of Batfink entitled "Sandman Sam," a villain goes about "robbing stores all over the city." He rides a camel, wears a white headdress and pointed Arabesque shoes. To elude the police, he "hides behind palm trees." Once again, the villain is an Arab with no counterbalancing positive Arab characters.

 

How can Arab-American children take pride in their heritage when they are bombarded with such harmful images?

 

 

 

 

 

Please write/call urgingNickelodeon not to re-air these two offensive episodes -- as well as any episodes which defame any ethnic or religious group.

 

Mr. Herb Scannell

President, Nickelodeon

1515 Broadway 38th Floor

New York, NY 10036

Tel: (212) 258-7500

Fax: (212) 258-7595

 

E-mail: scannelh@mtvn14.viacom.com

E-mail: mailtvl@nickatnitestvland.com

Please cc your letters to

Ghada Khouri

Email gkhouri@adc.org

American-Arab

Anti-Discrimination Committee

4201 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20008, U.S.A.

Tel: (202) 244-2990, Fax: (202) 244-3196

Email adc@adc.org

Web : http://www.adc.org/adc/

 

 

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