Michael Ramirez for November 15, 2020

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    lopaka  about 2 years ago

    Uncle Remus? Little Black Sambo? It is still racist. The racism is presented differently these days. Uh, when did your rapist forebearers enter the country? Your dearest leader wants to know.

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    Pogostiks Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Loving the singers, actors and musicians does not stop you from being racist. It just means you like the money being brought in by these people and the entertainment value. But unless they are famous, will you still be ama! happy they are in the same class as your kids, in the same neighbourhood as yourself? Will the police not still stop them only because they are driving an expensive car? Will you be as happy that your son or daughter chooses one for a spouse? Will the press be as respectful to the black politicians as the others – they certainly weren’t with Obama! And the clincher: how many pro- Black Lives Matter cartoons did you publish?

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    Eric M  about 2 years ago

    You know, Rammie dear. You made this picture up yourself, don’t u?

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    tbarry718  about 2 years ago

    Yes. The answer you are looking for is “yes.”

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    sykerocker  about 2 years ago

    The kid isn’t. What about his parents?

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    William Bednar Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, yes.

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    phredturner  about 2 years ago

    Draw a cartoon of a Trump rally where the gurning morons chant his inanities on demand.

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    Jimathai Premium Member about 2 years ago

    wow…. just wow… i have no words

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    mourdac Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Mr. Ramirez, thank you for pointing out how non-racist and accepting people in the U.S. are … /s

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    imagenesis  about 2 years ago

    We can be bombarded with all the popular culture in the world where the entertainment and media industries led us to believe everyone is represented because: #1 they “have to” follow the rules of inclusivity by law to avoid facing discrimination lawsuits and most importantly, #2 the exploitation of stereotypes and the patronization of other cultures and ethnic groups produces money in a market where we have all become a product to sell you something or to entertain the masses; Sadly, this is nothing more than a façade to make us all believe everything is fine and we all live in this ‘goody goody’ world where the sun always shine, everybody is treated rightfully and we can all hold hands and sing ♫ Kumbaya, my Lord, kumbaya ♪… Oh pleeease! Most of us are aware about the real world.

    Is America racist? I got a better question, can we do better?… Yes we can!

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    Tralfaz Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Mr. Ramirez, which Grand Wizard let you into his house to draw his kid’s room? Also, disappointed no poster of Sandy Koufax next to Jackie Robinson, because as we witnessed in Charlottesville, that form of racism is still very much alive today too…

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    6.6TA Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Note that Mr.Ramirez included his version of the Obama “Hope” poster, complete with a caricature of President Obama, which just might be a teensy weeny bit racist.

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    BubbleTape Premium Member about 2 years ago


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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Let them drive thru rich white neighborhoods and then we’ll see. Or walk thru the neighborhood one night.

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    walfishj  about 2 years ago

    “You’ve got to be taughtTo hate And fearYou’ve got to be taughtFrom year To year Its got toBe drummed in your dear little earYou’ve got to Be carefully TaughtYou’ve got to be taughtTo be Afraid Of peopleWho’s eyes are oddly madeAnd people who’s skin is a different shadeYou’ve got to Be carefully Taught” -South Pacific

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    Bookworm  about 2 years ago

    That’s a tough question. But I would say the question posed by the caption is phrased rather poorly, because it can be answered in several ways. If the question is “Is America overtly racist?”, one could truthfully answer “No.” But add one letter, “Is America covertly racist?”, the answer is very different.

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    studiotyler  about 2 years ago

    What an idiotic cartoon. Learn about systemic racism before trying to comment on it.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Yup.. we all are, it’s in our very DNA to be wary of those not like us.

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    rmfrye Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Of course it is. If you’re blind to that, perhaps, you should do a bit more research.

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    RSHAFFE1  about 2 years ago

    Yes, of course it is still racist, maybe slowly getting better, but when we have setbacks like electing a racist moron, the spotlight gets very bright.

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    NRHAWK Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Ramirez obviously saw the Trumpty-Dumpty white supremacist’s rally at the White House this weekend way differently than I did. Also obvious was how many of them came prepared and armed for violence. The fear of their shrinking relevance is making them insane as they believed Trumpty-Dumpty to be their savior. There is hope in the dwindling numbers of the Repugnantent’s base and the increase of our young ones growing up to see them as the hateful relics they are.

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    jth  about 2 years ago

    Only if you’re white.

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    preacherman  about 2 years ago

    As the toon indicates, it is the younger set, the Xers and younger kids that aren’t racist as they have the experience with other races. The racists are those that are much older and have not had the personal experience to teach them about others different from themselves.

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    DonnyTwoScoops  about 2 years ago

    Mostly just grown up Trump supporters.

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    Diamond Lil  about 2 years ago

    Umm..yes. And if you weren’t so shallow you would see the truth. Just when I start to think there might be a working heart in you, you do something this ridiculous.Crap like this is exactly what people complain about.

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    nancywilson51  about 2 years ago

    Some of it sure is.

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    pc368dude  about 2 years ago

    Yes, although the ‘liberal elites’ in sports and entertainment sure are trying to counter it, as you so aptly depict.

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    esore Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I could imagine a hundred years ago, white folks going to a minstrel show and then claiming afterward that they’re not racist because they enjoyed the songs.

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    stillinghast6  about 2 years ago

    The art work is fantastic. The caption misses a possibly valid point that could be made; that there is hope the newer generations are much less subject to racism than their elders.

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    VadimUzdensky1  about 2 years ago

    America, currently? Perhaps it is not racist. But we are still seeing the effects of our past racism every day.

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    kilioopu  about 2 years ago

    Oh my god, wonderful, Michael! I can’t wait for you to tell all the Black parents that they can dispense with giving the talk. Happy happy days!

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    gkepchar  about 2 years ago

    Jackie Robinson entering major league baseball didn’t prevent the murder of Emmet Till eight years later.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Just white supremacist republicans, they ran on racism the last 12 years.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Bush won by scaring America with scary black man Willie Horton.

    Trump tried to win by telling the USA that BLM was going to kick down their front door and steal everything they have.

    No one is as racist as Confederate and Nazi flag carrying lying right wingers.

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    The Love of Money is . . .  about 2 years ago

    At least the young kid isn’t watching Fox News . . . ./s

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    IndyW  about 2 years ago

    Ramirez did a good job. His comic does depict what I see with most these days. Sport heroes, movie stars, celebrities, business professionals, and other cultures are followed and idealized in the lives of all of us, I for one included, despite their ethnic background. I think, in my opinion, we have gone far in recent decades to try to move beyond color bias and just be people with our own attributes, based on my personal observations and experiences.

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    Scoutmaster77  about 2 years ago

    It depends on the individual, the groups they belong to, and support.

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    Gary Williams Premium Member about 2 years ago

    let us face facts, we are all racists to a degree. it is a facet hardwired into our brains since we came out of the trees and is still there. it is an “Us vs Them” mentality and race is the most easily identifiable sign of difference.

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    Aliquid  about 2 years ago

    I don’t think you are capable of asking that question Ramirez, or understanding the answer… considering that you don’t know what racism actually is in the first place.

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    rggeiger  about 2 years ago

    America elected a black man as president twice and likely a black women president, so of course it is, the logic is irrefutable

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    Jack Dawson  about 2 years ago

    The democrats used to claim that color does not matter. Now they claim that it is all that matters. Obama and crew did more damage to race relations than any president since Lincoln. Don’t blame Trump, blame the folks who always have to put a hyphen before the word American.

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    Daeder  about 2 years ago

    If Mike Ramirez is any indication, yes, America is very racist!

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    JenSolo02  about 2 years ago

    That child does not represent those that follow the Donald. He is a lucky little boy! Good on his parent! Wish I had a class full of him and his sister!

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    PaulGoes  about 2 years ago

    Where is his “Jews will not replace us” poster?

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    knutdl  about 2 years ago

    I can’t breathe

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    genome_project Premium Member about 2 years ago

    His having books by Thomas Sowell and Clarence Thomas are supposed to show he’s NOT racist?

    Give me a break.

    … and I noticed Ramirez’s degrading caricature on the Obama Hope poster, now That’s racist!

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    kballweg Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Oh Sweetie Yes! Still.

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    evanmarhews  about 2 years ago

    ask the KKK and proud boys and you’ll get your answer

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    evanmarhews  about 2 years ago

    ask the Kkk and proud boys. you’ll get your answer

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    Kurtass Premium Member about 2 years ago

    You tell me Ramirez.


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    ruif.info.excluido  about 2 years ago

    This is kid is probably not racist. About 47% of America, yes, it is racist. Actively racist or by cowardly not standing up against systemic racism.

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    grumpypophobart  about 2 years ago

    Not only racist, but a country with massive inequality. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/02/07/6-facts-about-economic-inequality-in-the-u-s/

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    wildthing  about 2 years ago

    Let’s see, when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act (thanks Clarence) Southern states acted immediately to reinstate voting restrictions. Though the stated goal was to prevent (nonexistent) voter fraud, the obvious goal was to prevent minorities from voting. So yeah, American racism exists. Then there’s all those millions who voted to reelect a cruel, blatant racist like Donald Trump.

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    Concretionist  about 2 years ago

    The US has a lot of systemic racism. If it weren’t so, black parents would not have to have “the talk” with their kids about how to cope w/ police. If it weren’t so, Hispanic folks wouldn’t be so afraid of filling out their census forms because the fear being confronted by ICE agents, regardless of whether they’re citizens. If it weren’t so, then the number of black students in university would be proportional to the number in the population at large. And they wouldn’t be over-represented in athletics and under-represented in graduate school. And on and on and on…

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    mysterysciencefreezer  about 2 years ago

    Because one kid means Racism is Dead, right?

    Funny, I thought they killed racism when Kamala Harris was elected VP. And when Obama was elected. On when Halle Berry won the Best Actress Oscar. Or when Vanessa Williams won Miss America. Or…

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    Daniel Lovejoy Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Sadly, I would have to say too much of America is racist or are bigots.The color of their skin, their country (or state) of origin, their religion – there is far too much hate for such superficial reasons.

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    braindead Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Ramirez, you’re NOT implying that being racist is a BAD thing, are you?

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    alex Coke Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Good question and it provoked a lot of answers.

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