Close readings of several episodes of South Park alongside concurrent cultural events bolster their argument that "the program's integration of offensive humor into contemporaneous media discussions of ethnic prejudice works to show such prejudice as a systematic, social problem, not one that can be blamed on certain 'bad' individuals," but the authors also acknowledge that the openness of the issues presented on the show leaves space at times for the positions of the prejudiced characters to remain unchallenged.
Introduction Mary M Dalton; Laura R Linder Journal of Film and Video; Summer 2009; 61, 2; Docstoc pg. 3 Reproduced with permission of the copyright ow
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