Boston Wrong: Herald’s Racist Obama Cartoon Leaves Foul Taste In Mouth

Obama watermelon

 

FOR THIS WONDERFUL REMINDER OF RACISM IN POST-RACIAL AMERICA
FROM THE COLD HEART OF THE CITY F ONE BOSTON
WE HONOR YOU BOSTON HERALD

The Boston Herald is the latest one to earn our very prestigious award.
The Blackstonian is proud to present to the Boston Herald Owners, Editors & Cartoonist Jerry Holbert
The Archie Bunker Award for forward thought and outstanding achievement in intellekchewalism
Here’s to you!

Obama watermelon

Boston Magazine’s Steve Annear reports:

A political cartoon in Wednesday’s Boston Herald is raising eyebrows and has people calling the newspaper “racist.”

The cartoon depicts President Barack Obama brushing his teeth in the bathroom of the White House, as the man recently accused of storming the building and getting past Secret Service security washes himself in the bathtub to the President’s surprise.

BLACKSTONIAN NOTE:
Here’s how they tried to clean it up after the fact.

READ FULL STORY HERE:

<Boston Herald's Obama Cartoon Called ‘Racist’ for Reference to Watermelon-Flavored Toothpaste [Updated]


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  • jose

    c’mon crawFord you love the Geraldo counted at least 7 interviews a.d articles with them over the last 60months…you are the biggest hypoctite, racist and poverty pump in the city..Herald been racist but you will sell our for a Photoshop …..a half white man who hates the white devil..I think u need Jesus, but oh yeah he’s white too right msg. .. maybe Racism will end when ppl likeu don’t have a voice to promote cookery anymore…u and the Herald should go

    • Blackstonian

      I read hundreds of articles every month and post the ones that catch my eye. often when posting herald articles it is not in support of their brand of publishing but rather for us to look at it and do some media analysis. That’s the part I can respond to rationally… the other stuff is real simple and basic. I don’t know what a poverty pump is but I will assume you mean poverty pimp, which is one who makes money off of the misery of others. I make no money. Your claim is dismissed. Half white man? Do you mean me? Oh I see because I am light skinned you assume I am so-called “mixed”. Wrong again. I am Black (American), Jamaican, Cape Verdean and Native American. Not aware of any white blood in my immediate line but I am sure down the line the slave master crept in the quarters somewhere in my family and infected me with this light skin that people like you try to use to question my blackness.
      Side note: FYI Jesus was not white.
      I do promote cookery however as I love to cook and you should try some of my recipes. Maybe you would like a knuckle sammich?
      I love how you commenters, most likely from the Herald, want to come on here and post this random anonymous ignorance. If any of you would like to have a real conversation or meet up, unlike the Herald my info is real easy… call me: 617-297-7721
      My condemnation of the Herald is long documented and I have worked on several occasions to change their perspectives/coverage on communities of color.