NAACP Calls For Firing Of NY Post Cartoonist And Editor
Fallout continues from Sean Delonas’ NY Post cartoon of a monkey as the author of the stimulus bill being shot by two armed officers. Now, Benjamin Todd Jealous (above, holding a flyer calling for a Post boycott), president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is asking the paper to fire Delonas and editor-in-chief Col Allen. Jealous calls the cartoon “an invitation to assassination.”
After protests by high profile figures like Al Sharpton and Spike Lee, the Post issued an apology “to those who were offended by the image,” while still defending the cartoon. Jealous referred to this as “a half of an apology without elaboration,” about a drawing that “picks off the scabs of all the racial wounds.” The NAACP says if the Post doesn’t take “serious disciplinary action,” they will encourage other civil rights groups around the country to join their efforts against the paper.Click here for reuse options!
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