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What's wrong with this cartoon?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Drip, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    This was forwarded to me. I'd like to know what others think.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Having this discussion elsewhere. Drawing the Phillies' offense as a white guy would have been wrong, unless you were only talking about Hunter Pence.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Phillies only have one African-American regular in the starting lineup.
    A cartoon with a black guy laying on a couch sleeping is very stereotypical. No way should this have appeared in the paper.
  5. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    I never noticed the race of either player.

    But no one uses corded phones any more.
  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    What isn't wrong with this cartoon? The offense guy has major sleep apnea issues. Bacon is bad for you. Cliff Lee, based on the bubbles floating above his head, appears to be drunk. And who the hell wears their uniforms around the house? And yeah, the corded phone.

    If the offense was populated mostly by white guys and the cartoonist picked a black guy to represent them, then yeah, that's a problem. But what's your argument, Drip? Only white people should be portrayed negatively? I guess I was too busy actually seeing them as people to fixate on their pigmentation.

    I'm pretty pissed off they insisted on making Cliff Lee a white guy. How could they?!
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I was trying to figure out how Lee was holding up the laundry basket.
  8. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    And the winner is...
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    No argument Mystery Meat II.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Looks to me like an endorsement of gay marriage. Totally unnecessary for the sports page.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That guy doesn't have to be black. Could be Carribean. Or Dominican. Really no telling.

    So who's going to tell Mayberry or Rollins that one of them isn't black?
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Still wrong Ijag. It's a person of color, which keeps stereotypes going.
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