President Obama really doesn’t broach the subject of race often.He seems to only talk about ethnic matters when he is asked a question about it.For,like most Americans,I think that race is an uncomfortable subject for President Obama.With Eric Holder,there’s no holds barred! He wants to start a national dialogue about race.
And this subject couldn’t have come up at a better time.There is a racist cartoon that the New York Post has vehemently defended! It’s being called “the stimulus monkey“! I have posted the cartoon with the hidden meaning above.It is filled with both blatant & subliminal racism! There’s no satire or humor here.That should be obvious to any sensible person! Racism is such an unnecessary evil! Here’s more on the cartoon from CNN:
“A New York Post cartoon Wednesday drew fire from civil rights activist Al Sharpton and others who say the drawing invokes historically racist images in suggesting an ape wrote President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package.
The artist, Sean Delonas, called Sharpton’s reaction “ridiculous,” and the newspaper defended its decision to run his cartoon. But other African-American leaders joined Sharpton, who has been the butt of previous Delonas panels, in attacking what they called the cartoon’s racial overtones.
“Sean Delonas’ cartoon in today’s New York Post is insensitive and offensive,” National Urban League President Marc Morial said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon. “Comparing President Obama and his effort to revive the economy in a manner that depicts violence and racist inferences is unacceptable.”
The cartoon showed two police officers standing over the body of a chimpanzee they just shot, a reference to this week’s mauling of a Connecticut woman by a pet chimp, which police killed after the attack. In the cartoon, one of the officers tells the other, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
The nearly $800 billion stimulus package was the priority for Obama, the first African-American U.S. president, who signed it Tuesday.
The cartoon in today’s New York Post is troubling at best, given the racist attacks throughout history that have made African-Americans synonymous with monkeys,” Sharpton said.
Sharpton questioned whether Delonas “is making a less-than-casual inference to this form of racism.”
“The Post should at least clarify what point they were trying to make in this cartoon, and reprimand their cartoonist for making inferences that are offensive and divisive at a time the nation struggles to come together to stabilize the economy if, in fact, this was yet another racially charged cartoon,” he said.
In a brief phone interview with CNN, Delonas called the controversy “absolutely friggin’ ridiculous.”
“Do you really think I’m saying Obama should be shot? I didn’t see that in the cartoon,” Delonas said.
“It’s about the economic stimulus bill,” he added. “If you’re going to make that about anybody, it would be [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi, which it’s not.”
Col Allan, the Post’s editor-in-chief, said the cartoon “is a clear parody of a current news event.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
Where is the parody, Mr. Allan? The only thing that is clear to me is that the chimp making news gave Mr. Delonas a really bad idea. And that was to equate President Obama to a chimp. That is a racist comparison that Mr. Delonas was making under the guise of political satire. He did not draw two white cops & a beware of the dog sign for nothing! All of these things are out of place if you are talking about a stimulus bill. But not if you are talking about the black man who signed the stimulus bill! You would have to be a fool to believe that this guy was not talking about race . Please tell me how a dead chimp relates to the stimulus bill.Because I’m just not buying it! That cartoon is disturbing on so many levels!
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