I don't know about you, but I find this cartoon from yesterday's New York Post vile and insulting…
Hey, looks like Sam Stein from Huffington Post feels the same way…
A cartoon likening the author of the stimulus bill, perhaps President Barack Obama, with a rabid chimpanzee graced the pages of the New York Post on Wednesday. The drawing, from famed cartoonist Sean Delonas, is rife with violent imagery and racial undertones.
Oh, wait, no. I didn't mean that. I just meant that– What? Al Sharpton is weighing in? Well, I'm sure he'll be reasonable and won't blow this out of proportion…
"The cartoon in today's New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys. One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this…"
Um, I just meant that the cartoon was lazy and non-sensical, stringing together two incredibly disparate news items in a way that wasn't even remotely creative or thought-provoking.
I didn't mean to imply that it was racist. And I'm not one to shy away from calling people or things out for being racist.
I just think that some small amount of thought has to go into something for it to actually be racist.
Tags: Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Economy, New York Post, Stimulus