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Today in Political Racism

February 19, 2009
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This political image ran in the New York Post yesterday:

and there has been a great deal of backlash since its publication. Rev. Al Sharpton and other activists have protested outside the Post‘s office and the internet is abuzz with opinions of all sorts. There are obvious racist overtones in the image and, whether intentionally racist or not, the cartoonist should be ashamed.

Perhaps an appropriate punishment would be a printed apology accompanying Lee Camp‘s reappropriation of the image:

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