Minorities in cartoons: Ronald-Ann Smith

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This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Ronald-Ann Smith. She’s a recurring character in Berkeley Breathed’s comic strips “Bloom County” and “Outland.” Background Ronald-Ann Smith is named after then-President Ronald Reagan. She’s a grade-school aged African-American girl with a highly optimistic view of the world. This comes in spite of her impoverished environment. The strip says … Read more