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Many early iterations of black characters in comics "became variations on the 'single stereotypical image of Sambo'. " Sambo was closely related to the coon stereotype but had some subtle differences. They are both a derogatory way of portraying black characters. "The name itself, an abbreviation of raccoon, is dehumanizing. As with Sambo, the coon was portrayed as a lazy, easily frightened, chronically idle, inarticulate, buffoon. " This portrayal "was of course another attempt to solidify the intellectual inferiority of the black race through popular culture. " However, in the 1940's there was a change in portrayal of black characters. "A cursory glance. . . might give the impression that situations had improved for African Americans in comics. " In many comics being produced in this time there was a major push for tolerance between races. "These equality minded heroes began to spring to action just as African Americans were being asked to participate in the war effort. "