Thursday, 25 August 2011

cringes all round

Toby Young has pitched into the David Starkey persecution. In his column in the Spectator he says he believes along with Starkey that there should be a "genuine conversation" about the taboo topic of race, but he distances himself from the man, as he seemed to imply that black culture was at fault.

Below his column was a cartoon by Michael Heath showing three white boys looting. I have noticed the same in all the cartoons I have seen since the riots, even in Private Eye, they never show black people misbehaving. Is there some cultural cringe among cartoonists, whom I assume are mostly white males, about lampooning black people?
Quite accidentally, they make modern day Britain look white.

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