Yeah, I read the whole article that guy quoted. His assertion isn't in there.
Elmer Fudd = 1940
Black Hunter Guy = 1941
Bugs Bunny was not
A Wild Hare, directed by Tex Avery and released on July 27, 1940, is widely considered to be the first official Bugs Bunny cartoon. It is the first short where both Elmer Fudd and Bugs are shown in their fully developed forms as hunter and tormentor, respectively; the first in which Mel Blanc uses what would become Bugs' standard voice; and the first in which Bugs uses his catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?" The short was a huge success in theaters and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film.
I don't know what that guy's agenda is, but he seems to have his facts a little mixed up.
I'd be happy to discuss further via PM.