So Scott Adams has officially exposed himself as a racist now.

Who’s Scott Adams? He’s the cartoonist who created the comic strip Dilbert, set in an office setting with a stupid boss and a talking dog. I can’t give a better description than that since I never read it.

To be fair, I stopped reading comic strips a long time ago. I read them as a kid and Charles Schulz is my first teacher, but I lost interest in the funny pages after I became a political cartoonist which was about the same time that Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, and The Far Side all ended their runs. But even if I still read them, I wouldn’t read Dilbert. Again, trying to be fair, I wouldn’t read it, not because it’s a bad comic strip, but just because it doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t think it’s funny, but that’s just me.

Someone liked Dilbert though because it was in over 2,000 newspapers. When asked yesterday by The Washington Post how many papers still carried his strip, he said, “By Monday, around zero.”

The National Cartoonists Society awarded Adams its Reuben Award in 1998. It’ll be interesting if they make a statement…or not.

So what happened? Last Wednesday on YouTube, Adams called Black Americans a “hate group” and said White people should “get the hell away from” them.

Adams was upset by a Rasmussen Poll, a favorite of conservatives, that found a thin majority of Black Americans agreed with the statement “It’s okay to be White.”

Ranting on a live stream on YouTube, Adams said, “If nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with White people … that’s a hate group. I don’t want to have anything to do with them. And I would say, based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people … because there is no fixing this.”

He also blamed Black people for not “focusing on education” and said, “I’m also really sick of seeing video after video of Black Americans beating up non-Black citizens.” I have not seen these videos.

He texted a reporter at The Washington Post, “Lots of people are angry, but I haven’t seen any disagreement yet, at least not from anyone who saw the context.” The context? The literal context is he called Black people a “hate group” and said white people should “stay away from them.” Just in case I have to say it for the record, I disagree with that.

Adams has been trolling for MAGA since Trump came down the golden escalator. He’s been a conspiracy-spreading goon for a while. He’s been racist for years but just hasn’t come out and admitted it. the San Francisco Chronicle stopped publishing Dilbert months ago after strips made jokes about reparations for slavery and inclusive workplaces.

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, editor and chief of the Chronicle said, “His strip went from being hilarious to being hurtful and mean” and that “very few readers noticed when we killed it, and we only had a handful of complaints.”

The people who are OK with Trump saying “send them back” to black female members of Congress will say this doesn’t prove Adams is a racist. But he’s a racist.

My colleague Darrin Bell, who’s the only Black cartoonist to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning (and also the last cartoonist to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning) said, “His racism is not even unique among cartoonists.” He’s right. Right-wing MAGA cartoonists have been doing a lot of pro-white cartoons since Trump announced his candidacy in 2015. Basically, anyone who says Trump is not a racist is a racist.

Trump has made white nationalist goons more comfortable with exposing their hate and racism. Racist attacks have increased since 2015. The Proud Boys were created AFTER Trump came down the escalator and called Mexicans “rapists and murderers.” Membership in Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters, and the KKK increased AFTER Trump came down that racist escalator. But I don’t expect the MAGA cartoonists to intentionally reveal themselves now, but they are published in many mainstream publications. And syndicates like Cagle Cartoons, Creators Syndicate, and Counterpoint don’t have a problem with selling racist cartoons when those cartoons sell.

But for Adams, Dilbert isn’t selling anymore. Since Wednesday, it’s been dropped by The Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, San Antonio Express-News, Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and each of the 300 newspapers in the Gannett chain which includes Arizona Republic, Detroit News, Cincinnati Enquirer, Indianapolis Star, Austin American-Statesman, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The publisher for the Plain Dealer said that pulling Dilbert was “not a difficult decision.”

Now, Adams is whining. He said, “Most of my income will be gone by next week. My reputation for the rest of my life is destroyed. You can’t come back from this, am I right? There’s no way you can come back from this.”

Yes, his career is destroyed but nobody forced him to say, “You should absolutely be racist whenever it’s to your advantage. Every one of you should be open to making a racist personal career decision.”

One person who is supporting him and his racism is Elon Musk who I’m sure is someone’s pointy-haired boss.

Music Note: I listened to The Black Keys.

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  1. TBH I ONLY follow you and Mutts

    I have been a Mutts fan since just before Schultz retired

    If you like pets, peace and love, (which I know you do, except maybe pets), Mutts may bring a moment of peace to you each day as well

    I’ve been sharing your work and writings on Mastodon since I was banned from the Blackbird, so nearly every day

    I tag #ClayJones #Claytoonz and I hope I have introduced new fans

    Take care, Clay

    Annette aka gotklss and gotklss2 (my children’s initials)


  2. So a cartoonist comes out as a Racist, they were know by a cartoon but not their face, only the signature on a cartoon, but say it on YT and the world explodes. ( Good for the World) Many in Washington say racist comments every day and they get donations and air time, so my question is – WTF is WRONG with people who out a cartoonist but not people in Washington? Side note – never read dilbert nor will I. Cheers

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  3. “If nearly half of all Blacks are not okay with White people … that’s a hate group.” Then, I guess if nearly half the Whites are not okay with Blacks, then that’s a Hate Group too. (Goose/gander!)
    Funny how some White People cannot see the back side of the coin — let alone the back side of the moon!

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  4. Glad you took on dildoblert. I still read the local paper everyday, There is an amazing amount of power in the folded hard copy. It tis the reason, to borrow a friends word, those with richitis will continue to buy them up. They already have the dough. What they are trying to do is buy the influence, Therefore the rise in conservative cartoonists both in editorial cartoons and in strips. Influence. and I wrote a letter to the local paper sometime ago about this waste of ink in the local. Others also did the same. At that time I suggested Cantorville as a replacement.The response of the local was to move the the accursed piece of crap to the top of the fold in the the Sunday funnies where Donnesbury used to be. The Donnesbury stip is now riding over the crease. La Cicarachaand the Boondocks were pulled years ago under very suspicious circumstances.

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  5. “I’m also really sick of seeing video after video of Black Americans beating up non-Black citizens.” I have not seen these videos.

    Are you kidding? I’ve seen lots of videos of Black Americans beating White Americans FISTS with their Heads, Stomachs, Lower Backs, etc. Sometimes they even hit a club or baseball bat that a White American is holding, hoping that the shock will hurt his hands. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬


  6. ‘Most of my income will be gone by next week.’

    Well, if he hasn’t been able to bank enough savings over the past 30+ years, including mugs, calendars, books, etc., then TS for him. He can start (or continue) to collect Social Security – it’s more than a lot of people get.


  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Another one showing his true colors!! … “So Scott Adams has officially exposed himself as a racist now. Who’s Scott Adams? He’s the cartoonist who created the comic strip Dilbert, set in an office setting with a stupid boss and a talking dog. I can’t give a better description than that since I never read it.”


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