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2019 Glyph Comics Award Winner (BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC)!
Rasheed, Muhammad. "Folio of the White Racist Advertising Agency, Inc.." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 25 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
Magalee Cirpili - Do white people assume that the disproportionate rate of black people in prison and poverty are the results of our own moral failings?
Muhammad Rasheed - For the most part, white people do not merely “assume” this to be a fact, but both they and the greater population at large have been carefully and deliberately indoctrinated into believing this falsehood through many generations of white supremacist social engineering.
The scholarship behind Ava Duvernay’s 13th documentary revealed that the line "...except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted..." placed within the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery functioned as a diabolical loophole enabling the slave holder class to continue to exploit the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) as free labor after the formal abolishment of the chattel slave institution.
Functioning as a high-level, long-con grift scheme, the white racist aristocracy cultivated an elaborate propaganda campaign to convince the populace that Black men were inherently criminal—despite the fact that during the slave era these same propagandists went out of their way to convince the nation that Black men were naturally excellent slave servants whom the white racist gentry could trust as stewards of their property and families. Under the updated anti-Black marketing campaign, a whole new set of ‘Black Codes’ were developed in which Black people would find themselves incarcerated over savagely comical, invented-on-the-spot faux-infractions. Such tactics carried smoothly over into the modern day with George Zimmerman’s demonstration of outrage that a Black youth would have the audacity to go to the store for sugared treats dressed in a hoodie and gym shoes.
Even though the ADOS community initially pushed back against the false campaign, the consistency of its bombardment would eventually brainwash them, too, leading to the “respectability politics” doctrine practiced by the ADOS bourgeoisie.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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