Monday, March 11, 2013

about that "racist" Businessweek cover

Racefail: Hugely Racist Businessweek Cover Comes From Minority Illustrator: "Andres Guzman, the illustrator, wrote, “I simply drew the family like that because those are the kind of families I know. I am Latino and grew up around plenty of mixed families.” "

I wish I'd said something about this earlier, 'cause I suspected it at the time. Racist-finders have a great deal of trouble accurately reading racism in cartooning because the art in cartooning is simplified exaggeration, so the reader can quickly know a human character's age, gender, race, and as many other things as can be suggested in a few quick strokes of the pen.