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.