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March 3, 2010

More On That Rob Rogers Cartoon About The Beating Of Jordan Miles

This is fascinating, and although it's not the main focus of this attention I can't imagine a better testimonial to the power of editorial cartoons to drive dialogue. The cartoon by Rob Rogers about the Pittsburgh-area that suggested racism might have been a factor in the police beating of a Jordan Miles, a cartoon that was criticized by police organizations, has also inspired a heartbreaking letter from the mother of the victim. I don't know what's going on in terms of the incident itself, it's not even something to which I've paid close attention, but I have to imagine that it's better to talk through these things in this fashion and it looks like Rogers' cartoon facilitated some of that dialogue.
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