What Are *You* Doing on *Our* Turf?

At least some of us find the publication of a cartoon like this puzzling at best, highly offensive at worst. An interesting set of responses, too, in which at least some well-educated people argue that it can’t be negative stereotyping if it’s true.

update: Matthew Hall, the cartoonist, has posted a message that he’s changing the cartoon to remove offensive elements, so here’s the original for those who want to make sense of the commentary that followed:

update 2: Matthew Henry Hall and the editor of IHE each emailed me this week asking me to take down  the cartoon because I had no “right” to publish it.  I choose my fights carefully, so took it down but have blogged about it here.

Advertisements

One thought on “What Are *You* Doing on *Our* Turf?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s