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Why The Lone Ranger’s Anachronisms Make Its History Lessons Hard to Swallow

Why The Lone Ranger's Anachronisms Make Its History Lessons Hard to Swallow

They slaughter an entire tribe of Natives, and there is no discussion. Just an awkward joke and a cut to the next scene. What?

Over and above Depp’s performance, which the critic Tom Carson unfavorably compared to the notoriously racist caricatures of Stepin Fetchit, it’s the way The Lone Ranger deals with its actual Indians that’s the most troubling, and the hardest to swallow.

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