A young black man poses with white friends in a Scooby Doo costume and sparks outrage.

Black Man Poses as Scooby Doo With White Friends, Sparks Outrage

A young black man poses with white friends in a Scooby Doo costume and sparks outrage.

Last year, a (what many revere as) disturbing photo made its rounds on various websites. The photo features a group of friends dressed as the gang from Scooby Doo. Based on that description most people would assume that this was probably nothing more than an innocent Halloween picture; however, the person portraying the Great Dane Scooby Doo is a shirtless Black male with black spots painted on his naked upper body.

Many believe it’s insulting to see a black man degrading himself to a dog  — on his knees, wearing a collar with a white man placing his hand over his head, as if he’s petting him. Many people believe the smiles on the faces of the four white people look gleeful and sadistic, as if they were being malicious in taking the photo. Readers of Bossip weighed in on the photo.

One commenter with the screen name TheDevilPoopsToo, doesn’t believe the photo is racist: “As a black man, I see nothing wrong because I’m pretty sure he made the choice to dress as Scooby by himself. He’s an adult and I’m pretty sure is capable of deciding for himself. Peace and Love.” Eradicate The Bullsh!t, another commenter on the website, disagrees with TheDevilPoopsToo. “C00n Breeze! Why you let those white folks dress you up as Scooby? Let them paint black dots all on your skinny black 95 pound a$$ and everything. Sit! Good Boy! Heel! Dance for your crackas, c00n for ya crackas!!!!!!,” he/she wrote. If this brother had dressed and posed the same way with brothers and sistas, the photo may not have acquired so much negative attention.

Is this a racist photo? Why or why not?

Malcolm Morrow, a Your Black World Network contributor, is a senior, criminal justice major at The University of Southern Miss.

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  1. It is the truth. James Robert McGhee.

  2. stop being so serious you faggots the black man decided to dress up. if he has so much free choice stop restricting what he can dress up as

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