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Twitter Tears Apart Political Cartoon Comparing Confederate Statues And Shootings As Racist

By Koh Mochizuki

The "golden" age of cartoons wasn't so golden, unless you count old-school Looney Tunes milking mean-spirited stereotypes for cheap laughs at every turn. You've got wild Texans blasting guns everywhere, African Americans depicted as red-lipped buffoons, Asians as shifty schemers, and rabbits as sarcastic jerkwads. It's just harmful to everyone.

You would think that in this day and age cartoons and mean physical depictions of non-white races would be a thing of the past, but this 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?"