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October 18, 2013

Did NY Daily News Take Things Too Far With This ‘Redskins-Nazis-Confederates’ Cartoon?

by Jared

Opening the morning paper and seeing your team logo displayed like this has to be a shock to the system: once the editorial cartoonists get hold of you, it’s very tough to break away intact.

Since the 16th Century we humans have been skewering unpopular people or institutions with caricature and allusion: which has often been proven to be just as mighty as the sword. But sometimes, things go too far. Does this one by veteran cartoonist Tom Stiglich represent one of those times?

this New York Daily News cartoon isn’t that far fetched. Our shameful history with the Native American population is indeed rife with stories of genocide and enslavement, and the cartoon here seeks to highlight what these symbols represent, not just what is happening in the current day.

But it seems that every intense debate sooner or later brings comparisons to Hitler, and the side that gets there first is usually the side that loses.

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