Racism in the New York Post? Sharpton Spanks the Monkey Cartoon

Cartoon by Sean Delonas in today’s New York Post.

‘The cartoon in today’s New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys.’ — Rev. Al Sharpton

By TMZ / February 18, 2009

The Reverend Al Sharpton is putting the smack down on the New York Post — suggesting racism could be a factor in a political cartoon featured in this morning’s edition.

The cartoon (by Sean Delonas) comes in the wake of yesterday’s national news story about the cop who shot and killed a rampaging chimp in Connecticut. But the controversy in the comic comes from the dialogue between the two officers — which reads, “Now they will have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill.”

Before most of you woke up, Sharpton already fired off a statement saying, “The cartoon in today’s New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys. One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this when in the cartoon they have police saying after shooting a chimpanzee that “Now they will have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill.”

“Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama (the first African American president) and has become synonymous with him it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill?”

Calls to the Post have not been returned.

Source / TMZ

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3 Responses to Racism in the New York Post? Sharpton Spanks the Monkey Cartoon

  1. Anonymous says:

    the ‘toon doesn’t make a lot of sense w/out the racist component Sharpton suggests!

  2. Anonymous says:

    There’s nothing “reverend” about Al Sharpton, another black poverty pimp who rose to glory on the back of the Tawana Brawley fraud. Why the mainstream media bothers to offer this pitiful, self-promoting clown any sort of credibility at all is a mystery to me.

    I think the cartoon is hysterical and right on point. Kudos to the NY Post for publishing it.

    The old “racist” excuses don’t apply anymore. Obama’s in the white house. Remember? We now have a mulatto president and a black attorney general who begins his career by whining about racisim. Pitiful.

    The blacks have no more excuses. Go out and get a job. Stay in school. Learn Engilsh. Nobody cares about your pathetic excuses as to why you fail in life anymore.

  3. richard jehn says:

    Notice that the racists are always, without fail “anonymous.” Your racist views are unwelcome here.

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