While I was searching for a New Yorker cartoon to accompany a previous post, I came across some other images as well as several variations on the theme of being setting adrift on an ice floe. I’m not the first person to notice this over-played (and inaccurate!*) trope, either. Links to further reading follow the images:
For more on Inuit and Eskimo stereotypes in cartoons, see:
– Blue Corn Comics
– Newspaper Rock: “More Eskimos on ice” (30 December 2006)
– O’Folks (off their rocker): “Ethnic stereotyping and ageism” (14 September 2006)
*That’s a link to The Straight Dope. Although there are much better sources on this topic, that one is digitized and brief, which seems to be a (shameful but relevant) prerequisite for blog-worthiness.