Should old cartoons edit out the racist imagery? Why/why not?
This is censorship. It's paramount to banning books because they may have unpopular ideas.
I think "Tom and Jerry" (and maybe they have) should never edit out the Mammy Two Shoes character scenes.
Besides, not all of these scenes were racist, and even the ones that were should be there for viewing and education as to why racism is wrong. It's not right to censor something cause their views are not morally right.
Unlike idiots like Beltran. At least there there's a reason to fire someone. Who likes an annoying idiot who thinks the moon was never landed on. But on things like racism, bigotry, we shouldn't censor that cause they're ideas we don't like.