R. Danielle Egan of St. Lawrence University comments in a column unrelated to the cartoon:
It started with a nagging feeling in my stomach as I watched media coverage of people screaming at so-called town-hall meetings that were purportedly about health-care policy. Seeing that some of those people came armed with handguns – and were allowed to join a public gathering where the president of the United States was speaking – didn’t help. And when South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson yelled “you lie!” at President Obama as he addressed a joint session of Congress, I reached my personal tipping point.
So I have decided it’s time that what I’ve been watching be called what I believe it is: racism.
To borrow a phrase from the previous post, recognizing racism isn’t rocket science either. Except for the racists, who, now that racism is no longer de mode, find all kinds of other rationales for their hate.