A political cartoon implying we should stop creating a fuss over Confederate statues has many on Twitter up in arms.
Conservative political illustrator Tom Stiglich tweeted his latest cartoon, which portrays an African American couple reading a newspaper with a headline about violence in Chicago, thinking to themselves: "...and we're upset about statues?"
As you might expect, Twitter was not having it.
Maybe both can be upsetting? Also, LOL @ a white guy projecting his own opinions onto his black cartoon characters.— Cyber Antifa (@cyber_antifa) August 21, 2017
you see, it's not racist if the white cartoonist creates two black characters to speak his justifications for racism.— David J. McCutcheon (@ZoopSoul) August 23, 2017
Are we not supposed to notice that this argument basically equates violence with black people, as if it couldn't possibly be white people?— Leigh Cox (@lghcox) August 24, 2017
But looking more closely at the cartoon, many wondered what the couple was actually reading, since they're looking at the opposite side of the paper from the headline.
So, of course, Twitter obliged.
It's "White supremacy on the rise following president's refusal to condemn them." The couple is right--statues are only part of the problem.— Jesse A-M (@RealMilkman) August 24, 2017
Fixed it for you:
But this Twitter user makes a good point, questioning the very premise of the cartoon:
Who are all these people in the world who can only be concerned about one thing at a time? I've got like 14 things I could name right now— JL (@mmjenneral) August 23, 2017