Lately, there has been a controversy stating that The Peanuts Thanksgiving Special is racist because Franklin is sitting on one side of the table alone. It's not racist at all. Hell, if it was racist he wouldn't even be in the special at all, in fact, he wouldn't even be a Peanuts character. In 1973 in a lot of places having an African American character that wasn't stereotyped let alone mingling with whites in a positive manner was progressive. Some people say Peppermint Patty is a Lesbian, but I have seen no characteristics that would make me think she was, and if she is who cares? Peanuts is an enjoyable product for anyone no matter if you're Black, white, Gay, straight, bi, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Atheist or whatever. There's a reason why Peanuts is still popular even long after Charles Schultz is gone because it embraces diversity and teaches a lesson to be kind to others, even if you are a little crabby like Lucy.