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On Beavis, Butt-head, and racism: The boys also never make fun of Native Americans, Chicanos, or, if I remember correctly, gays (although they do get irritated with the English, whom they often call "wussies.") They do obviously share certain stereotypes of "chicks." I wonder why "race" and "ethnicity" and perhaps "sexual orientation" are not subjects of their wrath? Perhaps MTV sees women as more able to "take it," i.e., more empowered, that they see racial and ethnic minorities. Or alternatively, maybe they see women as too powerless to put up much of a fight with advertisers. Glad to see the boys back as a subject of conversation. My view is that the world is divided into two groups: people who enjoy Beavis and Butt-head and people who, uh, uh, suck. Tony Edmonds History Department Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306 firstname.lastname@example.org