I agree with you 100% but how does a cartoonist ridicule someone who is black though? Looking back over Mac's cartoons, when he shows a real black person he is very careful to give an accurate line drawing of them, recognisable but no distorted features. On the other hand his depictions of racial groups, Muslims, Arabs, Asians are straight from Der Sturmer.cycloon wrote: ↑Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 amI think it's the old issue of historical imbalance. Charicatures of black people were part of their inferior status, reinforcing the roles they were supposed to play, etc, thus a charicature of a black person today looks a helluva lot like one used 100+ years ago, when the role of black people was less contested, and more 'noble savage' or, well, 'savage'. Charicatures of Boris and Rees-Mogg don't rest on a long history of similar imagery (of important, powerful, white men) being used to demean and subdue, but rather ridicule.
Negotiating that as a cartoonist? Well, I got no clue, as you will necessarily be treating subjects differently.
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