NY Post Cartoon: Racist?

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    Personally, I thought the cartoon was funny and did not see any racial undertones in it. However, protesters believe the cartoon "likened a violent chimpanzee shot dead by police to President Barack Obama." Of course, Al Sharpton has something to say about it. I'm surprised Jesse Jackson wasn't there. Did anyone else think this was racist? Or just a bunch of junk over nothing?

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    Here's a picture of the cartoon.

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    Yes it is racist and those that deny it is are full of crap.

    The person who drew this can not do what he does for a living and not realize the impact this would have on some and the editor is an idiot if he didnt realize it.

    People were offended by it so they were just fucking wrong huh?

    Now that people are offended what do they do? They call them liars.

    When you offend someone and then tell them they are lying about being offended you are a complete piece of shit.
     
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    When one throws around the "racist" appellation, it would behoove one to know when to use "is" and when to use "are."

    Here is the lowdown. In June of '08 the NYPost exposed Al Sharpton's scam of threatening businesses as follows:
    "Almost 50 companies - including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase - and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton's National Action Network annual conference in April.

    Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics say, to NAN and Sharpton - who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In some cases, they hire him as a consultant. "

    This "protest" is Sharpton getting even.

    Believe otherwise and risk being labelled a dolt.
     
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    Extremely bad taste and yes, racist. The cartoonist used a recent episode to pretend and hide behind, I would have liked him to go down some mean street and ask Blacks their opinion. Maybe then he would lose his simple minded cover.
     
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    But refer to Bush as a chimp and all is OK :rolleyes:
     
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    i didn't know pelosi and reid were african american.
     
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    Jeesh, unless you all know what was in the guy's mind as he drew the cartoon you've no idea if he meant to be racist or not.

    I'd go with unintentionally offensive to some.
     
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    Blacks are not allowed to be insulted unless PC approves of their feelings?


    Why do people refuse to understand they dont get to deside for others this way?
     
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    i hate when this happens, you know. :redface:
     
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    Typical. People like you are so blind from the true meaning of things like this. The artist is simply saying we might as well have monkeys (or chimps) write the "stimulus" bill since the dumbass' in congress seem to not think logically. But instead, becuase the cartoon goes against obama and his socialist ways, they mark it as racism. I'm sick and tired of the race card.
     

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