“The Post should at least clarify what point they were trying to make in this cartoon, and reprimand their cartoonist for making inferences that are offensive and divisive at a time the nation struggles to come together to stabilize the economy if, in fact, this was yet another racially charged cartoon,” he said.
The cartoonist Delonas is defiant and unapologetic, calling the controversy “”absolutely friggin’ ridiculous.”
I have no idea what Delonas is trying to say with his cartoon, and until he says something to explain himself, I (and Sharpton) probably will continue to have absolutely no clue about his meaning. What I do know is this: given the history of the the comparsion of black people with monkeys along with the fact that Obama is the one who signed the stimulus plan into law, this cartoon is offensive. I don’t know how a political cartoonist could not foresee that people would interpret it as racist, but be that as it may, Delonas and the Post should apologize.