Thursday, July 4, 2019

Patriotism Versus Racism

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2019 Glyph Comics Award Winner (BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC)!

Rasheed, Muhammad. "Patriotism Versus Racism." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 05 Jul 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.

Magalee Ciripli - What are your thoughts on the statement "America loves black culture but not black people"?

Muhammad Rasheed - Hm. My first thought is that it is offensive to label white supremacy as “America” by default. That’s crazy to me, and it actually coddles white America’s equally offensive pretend monopoly over American patriotism, considering they function as the most unAmerican special interest group in the country. It would be more accurate, albeit more cumbersome, to rephrase it into this:

"The white racist aristocracy loves Black culture but not Black people."

Yeah, that’s better. After-all, I am an American as a black American Descendant of Slavery (ADOS), and I LOVE me.

The phrase means that the white racist aristocracy practices a thieving, appropriating, grifter sub-culture with a continuous eye out for new content to steal, re-label as their own and reap the profits from it. As usual, Black people are their preferred prey to exploit and plunder for new material.

MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.

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