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Lynching Cartoon Published in a Conservative Paper in Response to Trayvon Martin

Posted July 23, 2013 by felicialavette in Featured

Over the weekend, while thousands of people united together and marched across America, a conservative paper decides to publish a picture of Black Americans being lynched. Investors’ Business Daily, a business newspaper widely viewed as a conservative editorial page, over the weekend published a racial political cartoon about the Trayvon Martin case. The picture depicts lynchings committed against Black Americans.

The cartoonist depicted various incidents in which AL Sharpton has been active as people being suspended from a tree: Crown Heights, Freddie’s Fashion Mart, and Tawana Brawley. The cartoonist has a right to take issue with Sharpton and the controversies in which he’s been involved, but this cartoonist instead decided to use a racially-motivated crime that killed thousands of African Americans over the course of America’s history. To add insult to injury, two more major conservative publications decided to run it as well.

What are your thoughts about this lynching cartoon?




Information by Think Progress


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One Comment

    Ms Denise

    While this photo is meant to depict what another race of people think about the Trevon Martin case and his family, if it was an hispanic son the tree would still be there. My point is This case was heard all over the world with people standing by the Martin Family. We should not see this as strange, even in the 21 Century. Time does not remove racial hatred these folks are who they are. We only need to continue to look to God, the one who has all power. We look back at our history as a people past and present and we are looking at what our ancestors have died for. Life has always been a struggle for African American, and we now have Decided we will continue with our God given purpose. The annals of our HBCU schools sound the alarm everyday to never STOP. This picture only serveas as a reminder to overcome hatred with good, and ignorance with education. Love Denise

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