Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Racism in America, Cartoon Style
What more, really, is there to say? This is so on point that it's baffling in its simplicity.
Spotted at RealTalk NY
And while I'm on the subject of cartoons:
Hell yeah, this is racist cartoon. Sure, we know that Obama didn't write the bill and the argument could be made that a bunch of idiots created the Stimulus Bill that Obama signed. If that's the case, why is there only ONE monkey being shot in the cartoon? Why not different sized monkeys representing everyone who wrote the bill?
But even with the obvious racial undertones of the picture, I'm not mad. It's just a cartoon and I'd much rather WE get in an uproar about raggedy school buildings that lack adequate supplies and funding, black on black violence, and issues that relate specifically to and hold Black people down. Eff a cartoon. Go protest police brutality, how blacks are represented on television, Darfur, or anything that will really make a difference. A cartoon protest is an unnecessary waste of valuable activist time.
Click here to read John Legend's editor to the NY Post regarding the cartoon.