Originally Posted by double_u
Just of curiosity, has there been any actual dialogue besides the Lee-Mark chat that prove Larry could be a racist? My gut tells me he isn't, because Larry made it very clear at the end of episode one he would protect Clementine if Lee tried to hurt her.
That said, Larry is still an asshole.
I think it was more to do with the "boy" comments to/about Lee. It's meant to be disrespectful to any grown man, I suppose, but I know it was especially rampant awhile back. White men called black men (even those who were much older than them) 'boy' to demonstrate that blacks were below them. At least that's my understanding, though I'm too young to have grown up with too much of that. I think that's probably where a lot of the racist speculation comes from.
Do I think he's racist? Not exactly. I think he was hateful, and an asshole. I think that because Lee was a strong man, he couldn't really call him a pussy or something, so he had to resort to semi-racist comments. I hope that makes sense lol. Basically, I think he would've taken any shot he could with anyone he didn't like, regardless of race and whatnot.