Thursday, February 19, 2009

Poor Taste

It is definitely in poor taste. I am referring to the cartoonist drawing that appeared in the New York Post, on Wednesday, and that is currently the reason for protests outside New York Post's Manhattan Offices. The drawing depicts two white cops, one with a smoking gun, standing over a bullet riddled chimpanzee and in a caption stating "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill".

While the New York Post editor defends the paper for printing the drawing one has to wonder "what were they thinking" ( I don't think they were). I don't know about any one else but when I see the words stimulus package/bill I think President Obama. While not appropriate at any other time, the drawing appears during Black History Month and one page after a photo of the President signing the stimulus bill. We are all clearly aware that there is the long repulsive racist association between chimps, apes and monkeys with African Americans. The Conneticut tragedy, where the woman was attacked by a chimpanzee, in itself is nothing to poke fun at.

Let's face it, what the Post and the artist, Sean Delonas, should do is admit and apologize. As for the's not worth posting.

The following will link you to an article by Devlin Barret, Associated Press Writer, Titled Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters.

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