This was the cartoon by Sean Delonas in the New York Post yesterday. It reads "they'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill".
The New York Post stands behind their belief that the cartoon chimp is not Obama.
The newspaper's editor-in-chief, Col Allan, said: "The cartoon is a clear parody of a current news event … It broadly mocks Washington's efforts to revive the economy."
I don't know how the NY Post could NOT have seen this as racist. Seriously, this one is NOT hard...Obama is the main initator of the stimulus bill, Obama is black, black people have been continously compared to monkeys since.....forever...and all throughout his campaign there has been heightened security because of the fear that he would be shot. So why even stir those emotions?
Because there are still people who don't care that Obama is President. Matter of fact, there are people who hate it. And there are still people who will not change their idealogies against African Americans. Ever.
Satirical cartoons are meant to make people laugh. This is not funny. Looking at this cartoon, you would have to stop, think twice, and think about what he was trying to portray. Cartoons should never be that mind consuming. Anybody who has enough brains SHOULD take to the streets like they have been doing.
SMH. Just another reason why we need to still be very aware of our surroundings and the minds of some. As much as we have progressed, these cartoons are still considered acceptable. Honestly, I can understand how the NY Post would say they are entitled to freedom of speech, or should I say freedom of drawing, but of course there is going to be backlash in society when African Americans have just made a gigantic step forward, and there are still people who thinks its ok to take giant leaps back.
I guess they forgot...
...Yes we did!