Racism in cartoons. That’s the theme of the current “Alter Egaux” exhibition in the foyer of the town hall of Lausanne.

The Adventures of Tintin are already famous for possibly the most prominent example of racism in cartoons in the episode “Tintin in the Congo“. Interestingly, after getting a lot of (negative) attention in the media in 2007, the sales of the cartoon on amazon temporarily skyrocketed.

But there are are also other examples of racism, both among Africans (surrounding the genocide in Rwanda) and among other ethnic groups.

It’s a small exhibition and it’s free. So go and see it if you’re in the city center.

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