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August 31, 2016

Cartoonist Unapologetic For Using Blackface In Cartoon

Ugh. Ugh again. These cartoons are so awful and so ruthlessly stupid it's hard to believe anyone would employ them in service of any point whatsoever, let alone use them and apologize, let alone cover this specific incident as news.

Why link to it? Because I'll admit to being quite intrigued by marginal cartoonists working the extremes of political messaging, and those with a bit more legitimacy that bump up against that crowd, as a general phenomenon. Further, I think it's something of which people knowledgeable about cartooning should remain aware given the equivalencies that people make being more established cartoonists and people who are just participating in the latest talking-point beatdown in a way they hope will bring them attention.
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