What can be said that hasn't already been said?
Well, pretty much everything.
The Boondocks is an amazingly animated show that tackles real-life issues, really makes you think, is stunningly well-animated, and, despite seeming outrightly ridiculous from time to time, can be incredibly realistic. But to get to all this quality, you really have to look deep, straight past the show's copious helpings of violence, suggestive theme, and vulgarity; a task, it seems, that many younger kids just aren't capable of. (No offense to younger kids who happen to be more sophisticated; it seems, though, that a vastly higher percentage of the preteen demographic will look no further than a simple explicit word or reference to the genitalia.) For those that are older, though, The Boondocks can even be described as stimulating. It takes on issues that really do plague us, including many that seem to be purely fantasy. (I, for one, was taken aback by the show's apparent racism when I first saw it, my mindset being "What freaking place does this kind of racism have in the 21st century?" Nevertheless, I'm noticing it more and more in our society...) Basically, then, it really makes you ask questions about yourself and the world around you.
But questioning society ain't no crystal stair. Like I mentioned before, The Boondocks is filled to the brim with a ridiculous amount of innuendo, explicit language, and violence; simply too much for children to handle(not to mention the fact that it really could negatively affect your kid--hey, don't blame me when you get a call from school informing you that your "precious little child" got sent to the office for calling his friend a n:-)ga.), and it really takes someone mature to determine an episode's moral. Having mentioned it, I should note that you simply can't put an age on maturity: many children even under the age of 13 could probably handle The Boondocks, while even college students and adults wouldn't be able to. So, before seeing that I personally rated this show 16 & up and instantly letting your 16-year-old watch it, you need to really know your kid. "But of course I know my child! How couldn't I?" Just last week, a 13-year-old girl committed suicide due to bullying. Everyone, even her parents, thought she was doing fine. REALLY, TRULY, THOROUGLY KNOW YOUR KID. I can't stress that enough. But enough about you. Let's talk about some of the other people who also reviewed The Boondocks:
You can't just look at any one review for The Boondocks and instantly assume it's 110% accurate; many of them are incredibly deceiving and incompetent. Upon checking out "parent reviews" of the show, I realize that users such as Inuyashafanforlife, ilikecats,1 Resaluve, and ilovegore97 clearly aren't parents. Many others gave a review in less than 25 words, giving an extremely one-sided, biased review of The Boondocks that doesn't show it for what it is. And let's not overlook inaccuracies. Even this site's review for the show isn't fully correct. It makes no reference to the fact that there is copious violence and fighting(not just references): for example, the finale of Season 3 vividly depicts a man getting shot clear through the head. "Nothing explicit" is anything but representative of The Boondocks: there are countless cases in which the male genitals can be seen without any sort of censorship. And I can also guarantee that, having watched the first season, I haven't heard a single bleeped-out word; they're all right there for anyone to hear. (On top of that, the Season 1 intro features main character Riley using his middle finger)
So what point am I trying to make?
The Boondocks is great, and very deep for those who want to watch it thoroughly. However, it's certainly not appropriate for young children, and the only way to determine whether or not it's appropriate for your kid is to watch it yourself.