You’ve probably all heard the story by now of the New York Post cartoon, which featured two police officers, one of which shot a chimpanzee at close range. The caption read: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
I don’t see how anyone could say that this is a ‘misunderstanding.’ The article is clear. It is combining two current events – the shooting this week of the agitated chimpanzee on a rampage and the signing of the stimulus package also this week by President Obama. If this is a misunderstanding… please ‘splain.
The cartoon is pretty clearly a poorly executed attempt at likening our president to a chimpanzee. Like we couldn’t see that coming. Ha – ha, so original.
As an African-American woman myself, of course that cartoon stings. But, at the same time, our president is in a position that is unprecedented. A first. So, I am wielding pretty thick skin right now. And I hope that he is too. Right now, these slights have absolutely no bearing. We are above it, way above.
I’m taking the high road on this one. I would urge anyone else to do the same thing.