Don Van Dyke: Offensive cartoon

April 16, 2013 

Offensive cartoon

The punch line of the April 10 “Jones & Blount” cartoon by Mark Dubowski was incredibly efficient. It was – in only three words – sexist, racist and ageist.

This is a display of immature bigotry. If it has been wrong to disparage identity groups in the past, why is it not wrong to do so today? Do some groups deserve greater sensitivity than others? If so, by what reasoning?

You do all of us a disservice by conflating intolerance with humor.

Don Van Dyke

Raleigh

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