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US media drops Dilbert as creator calls Black people 'hate group'

Scott Adams, who introduced Asok the IIT-ian to America, is canned after asking white people to 'get away' from Black people

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The cartoon Dilbert has been dropped from numerous US newspapers in response to racist comments by its creator, Scott Adams — who introduced IIT into the American media discourse — on his YouTube channel. Adams called Black Americans a “hate group” and suggested white Americans “get the hell away from Black people” in response to a conservative organisation’s poll purporting to show that many African Americans do not agree with the statement: “It’s OK to be white.”

“If nearly half of all Blacks are not OK with white people ... that’s a hate group,” said Adams. “And I don’t want to
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First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 10:58 PM IST

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