Black Lives Matter

Suburban Dreams


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Once again, Donald Trump is telling his base he’s a racist while unconvincingly telling the rest of us he’s not. But, when someone like Donald Trump tells you who he is, believe him.

Last night, South Carolina Representative James Clyburn told Chris Cuomo on CNN that he couldn’t determine if Donald Trump hates people who look like him, but he knows Donald Trump doesn’t respect people who look like him. As Clyburn explained, you can hate someone you perceive is above you or on your level, but you disrespect those you deem beneath you.

Clyburn’s theory is a good one because Donald Trump has demonstrated he only respects himself and people like Vladimir Putin. In fact, he’s deathly afraid of Vladimir Putin. But the disrespect theory lines up with explaining why Trump hires black people and at least pretends one or two of them are his friends. When someone like Herman Cain puts his life on the line to cater to Donald Trump’s politicization of the coronavirus, that’s not something to respect. People don’t respect people who kiss their ass, even if it kills the asskissers.

The black friend defense for Donald Trump, and pointing out he put Ben Carson in his cabinet, fizzles when you point out Strom Thurmond slept with back women. Hiring Ben Carson doesn’t mean Donald Trump respects him. Donald Trump could be fucking Ben Carson and still not have any respect for him.

But if Donald Trump doesn’t hate black people (get that Trump/Carson image out of your head), he definitely disrespects them and is using racism as a wedge issue to cater to his racist base. As some have pointed out, he doesn’t care about the Confederate flag, monuments, or bases named after treasonous generals who fought against the United States to preserve slavery. For Trump, it’s just a tool. Why would a New Yorker care about Confederate statues? Even Queens resident Archie Bunker, who flipped out over the Jeffersons living next door before they moved on up, probably didn’t care about Confederate statues.

Last Wednesday, Donald Trump made an appeal to suburban voters, a group he’s losing. In doing so, he made a racist pitch in a tweet. Donald Trump tweeted, “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…” He continued it into a second tweet, “…Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”

Donald Trump is trying to save the suburban housewives of America by telling them to “enjoy” the lack of diversity in their neighborhoods. To “enjoy” their home prices not falling because of black people moving in. The thing is, they’ve already moved in. When you knock on that door, there’s no guarantee a white person will answer it. Donald Trump will be like the racist delivery guy in Next Friday.

Suburbia was the refuge for white Americans fleeing cities and integration. Why, there won’t be any black kids at your kid’s school if there aren’t any black kids in the school district (Oops. There was bussing). But today, the suburbs aren’t just white anymore. They’re also not just middle and upper income. Poverty has also hit the suburbs.

Donald Trump is out of touch with the suburbs if he envisions them the way his father did. The suburbs are no longer strictly white. They can’t be stereotyped like Leave it to Beaver. In fact, June Cleaver speaks Jive.

It’s understandable Donald Trump is out of touch with the suburbs because he’s probably never been to one. But he is in touch with trying to keep property values up by using his racism. Back when he was a private citizen doing his small part to destroy the country, before he became president (sic) and started doing his large part to destroy the country, Donald Trump was sued by the Justice Department for discriminating by refusing to rent to black tenants. The Justice Department sued him…twice.

Donald Trump is a racist. He’s telling white America he’ll keep the black people from moving in next door, or as he likes to say it, “the blacks.” But being an official white guy, I hear more complaints about assholes living next door than I do about anyone’s race. I can also tell you from personal experience, the best neighborhoods I’ve lived in have been diverse. America is now a place where it’s not just the neighborhoods that are diverse, but families are too.  Why would I worry about blacks and Latino people living next door when I have black and Latino people in my family? My nightmare would be living next to someone who flies a Trump flag. Ew. You know they don’t recycle.

It’s the emerging diversity of this nation that scares Donald Trump and his base. They believe their white privilege is in danger and as more rights are extended to people who don’t look like them, somehow it threatens their rights. Maybe it just threatens our privilege (yes, I have it too). What’s scares them and can’t be stopped now is in the future, white will no longer be the majority. We’re already at the point the only way whites control Congress is by gerrymandering and voter suppression. The only way someone racist like Trump can be elected president is through the racist antiquated electoral college.

Leave it to Beaver is not the representation of the neighborhoods of Donald Trump’s supporters. No, it’s the St. Louis couple on their lawn with automatic weapons because black people are walking by their house. It’s their defense of being in danger because pedestrians were black. That’s Donald Trump’s America.

In 2016, America showed us it’s a lot more racist than we believed. It was enlightening and frightening. Hopefully, 2020 will show us it’s not as racist. Donald Trump is betting all his racist cards that it is.

That’s because Donald Trump is a racist and the last thing I want is to live in a neighborhood full of Trump supporters. That’ll drive the property values down and really keep the good people out.

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Racing The Racist


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Donald Trump is a racist.

Yesterday, Donald Trump went on a racist tweet binge. In addition to his usual “China Virus” tweets, he went after the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians for considering changing their racist names and tweeted, “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!” And, he went after NASCAR and the sport’s only black driver, Bubba Wallace.

Last month after NASCAR banned the hate flag from all its events, a noose was found in the garage of Wallace’s team. There was an investigation by the FBI which determined the noose was left there from last season and used as a rope pulley-thingy for the garage door…the electric garage door. But before they came to that determination, NASCAR and all the drivers stood in support for Wallace and held a demonstration against hate. Racist hated that. They saw it as another threat to their white privilege.

Trump tweeted, “Has Bubba Wallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!”

No. Bubba Wallace never did apologize for that. Why? Because he doesn’t owe anyone an apology. Bubba didn’t do anything. While Trump and his spokesgoon are calling the noose incident a “hoax,” and yesterday Kaleigh McEnany, who promised she’d never lie to us, compared it to the Jussie Smollett incident, this was not a hoax.

There was a noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage. Bubba Wallace didn’t put it there or even see it. NASCAR discovered the noose and informed him. Even the FBI used the term “noose” to describe it. Why? Because it was a noose. And while saying it was there from last year, that’s not very reassuring. Why was it ever cool to hang nooses in NASCAR? According to the FBI, it wasn’t a hate noose, instead, just your average everyday common garage noose.

Also, there are over 1,100 garages at NASCAR venues. Only one had a noose in it. And out of over 1,100  garages, they gave the only one that had a noose in it to the ONLY black guy? I’m not into conspiracy theories but I am into facts. Those are the facts.

Donald Trump’s other racist contention was the Confederate flag being banned from NASCAR. McEnany said he wasn’t taking a position on it, yet he clearly did in his tweet. If racist Trump wasn’t taking a position, then why did he lie about the ratings and blame it on the hate flag being removed?

Donald Trump is a racist and he’s putting all his eggs into one basket of racist deplorables. But even NASCAR realizes the racist redneck base is shrinking and they’re appealing to a wider fan base. Donald Trump is refusing to do that. While Donald Trump bitches about fictional ratings, he should look at real polls. If polls were ratings, and they are, Donald Trump’s ratings are in the gutter…just like his politics.

If Donald Trump had a race car, it would have Pepe the Frog on it. Donald Trump is sponsored by hate. White supremacists and neo-Nazis love him. The hate conspiracy and online forums, 4chan and Qanon are working to reelect Trump. Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham, the Eva Braun of cable news, love him. Donald Trump is their champion.

Every day, Donald Trump tells his supporters he’s a racist while at the same time, telling the rest of us he’s not. While he tweets support for the Confederate flag, spokesgoon McEnany says he hasn’t taken a position. Beyond the lie, also note she didn’t state he opposes the flag. He is a racist.

But we should also take note of who else is sponsoring his hate…so we can make sure we aren’t inadvertently sponsoring his racism by supporting those corporations. Corporations like Taco Bell, Jimmy John’s, WWE, Equinox, Bubba Gump, Marvel, Joe’s Crab Shack, Shell Oil, Nathan’s Famous, Estee Lauder, UFC, Molson Coors, Lending Tree, Hobby Lobby, CVS, Planet Fitness, LL Bean, Wendy’s, and Chick-fil-A. These are only a portion of them. Google people.

And when you see ads on my site for Donald Trump, that’s not me or WordPress supporting him. That’s his campaign buying ads and wasting money on an audience that will never support him. I don’t control the ads so stop screaming at me, fuckers.

Donald Trump is revving his engine, spinning his tires, and blowing smoke for racism. Make sure you’re not putting gas in his tank.

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Germin’ With Herman


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I don’t care who you are or if you’re a Republican or a Democrat when it comes to science. You should listen to scientists, not politicians. You should especially listen to scientists over stupid politicians.

While Donald Trump and his surrogates keep downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus and put a happy spin on it, people close to Trump continue to catch it. A Secret Service agent who accompanied Mike Pence to Arizona, a virus hotspot, has contracted the virus. While the Trump campaign was setting up its hate rally in Tulsa several members of the campaign and two Secret Service agents caught the virus.

Before the rally was held in Tulsa, everyone who is not a dumbass knew it was a horrible and stupid idea. Oklahoma was and still is a hotspot for the coronavirus. It was very dangerous to go to a hotspot and jam 19,000 people into one…I’m sorry…to jam 6,000 people into one room. All the experts said we’ll see who catches it from that rally in two weeks. Guess what. It’s been two weeks.

Herman Cain chairs Black Voices for Trump, where there are not a lot of voices. Herman attended the Tulsa hate rally. He wasn’t afraid of catching the virus and photos turned up of him at the rally not wearing a face mask and not social distancing. After the hate rally, Cain wrote an Op-Ed saying, “The atmosphere was electric, and the president’s words were inspiring. He presented a vision for uniting the country, overcoming the remaining effects of the pandemic and reinvigorating an economy he had going strong before the coronavirus showed up.” Yeah, the “atmosphere” was apparently contaminated, and guess who now has to “overcome the remaining effects of the pandemic?”

Yup, Herman has caught the virus. He was told Monday he has the disease and by Wednesday, his symptoms were so severe that he was hospitalized in Atlanta. I’m not sure if it was before or after he went to the hospital, but on Wednesday, TWO FUCKING DAYS AFTER HE WAS TOLD HE HAD THE VIRUS, he tweeted his support for the July 4th celebration in South Dakota saying, “Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP!”

Seriously, dude. Has Trump called or sent you a get-well card yet? People are “fed up” with wearing face masks? Guess what, Herman? You should have worn a mask. I’m pretty sure it would have been a lot less inconvenient than being in a hospital.

There will be a huge celebration in South Dakota at Mount Rushmore where the stupid Republican governor announced face masks will not be mandatory and they will not be social distancing. In fact, each attendee will be assigned their own personal Nazi to breath heavy on their face. Sorry, ladies. Stephen Miller’s been spoken for.

And, Donald Trump will be at this rally where some predict the attendance can be as high as 30,000. According to some inside sources, Donald Trump is petrified he will catch the virus because it will make him look bad because he’s trying to convince everyone the virus will go away and he’s mocked people for wearing face masks. However, he is starting to bend on the mask thing and even says it makes him look like the Lone Ranger. I think he’s confusing the Lone Ranger with Bane.

The White House may be testing Trump every day for the virus. Reportedly, everyone who comes in contact with him has to be tested. But tests aren’t 100 percent reliable. Someone should tell this to Donald Trump and maybe use a condom analogy. Perhaps if he sees the coronavirus as an Eric, he’ll take the disaster seriously.

I don’t care how much precaution is being taken to protect Trump from the virus because, at the rate he’s hanging out with large crowds of racist assholes, someone with the virus will slip in and get on him. Ask Herman.

Donald Trump said “Black Lives Matter” is a racist symbol. Maybe he can put that on the get-well card for Herman. Hey, Herman. How are your doctors fighting the virus? Are they using hydroxychloroquine? Are you drinking bleach? I hope you’re listening to the doctors and not Doctor Dumbass.

In addition to listening to scientists over stupid politicians, maybe Herman can remember just how loyal of a person Donald Trump is. And what did Herman get for his loyalty to Donald Trump, a man who tweeted “white power” and throws out racist dog whistles on a daily basis? He got a hospital bed. Herman is one of Donald Trump’s “black friends,” which means he’s not really his friend. He’s a token.

Tokens are expendable, especially to disloyal and selfish people like Donald Trump.

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Trump’s Symbol Of Hate


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Donald Trump’s campaign, along with a super PAC, are airing commercials attacking Joe Biden’s age (because he’s four years older than Trump) and his mental health because he stutters. It’s like these people don’t pay attention to their own bullshit because it’s their guy who suggested we all drink bleach, believes in windmill cancer and invisible airplanes, and asked about nuking hurricanes. It’s not just that they don’t pay attention, it’s that they don’t remember.

They don’t remember four days ago. Last weekend, Donald Trump tweeted out a video with an old white Trump supporter in a golf cart shouting “white power.” The president (sic) of the United States literally tweeted “white power.” We haven’t had such a loud endorsement of white supremacy from the White House since Woodrow Wilson had a screening in that building of “The Birth of a Nation,” a pro-KKK movie where most of the black characters are played by white actors in blackface. For Donald Trump and Woodrow Wilson, the White House is the WHITE HOUSE.

Donald Trump deleted the “white power” golf cart tweet. The WHITEY House issued a statement lying that Trump didn’t hear the “white power” in the video, despite it being shouted twice. But, if Donald Trump absorbed the video like he does intelligence reports, maybe he did only see and hear his name. He doesn’t hear that Putin placed a bounty on U.S. soldiers and he doesn’t hear “white power” when it’s shouted by old Florida fuckers in golf carts. Biden might be older but it’s Donald who needs a hearing aid. What? Bike tower? Night shower? Bite flower? Fight meower?

It was the Whitey House that issued a statement over the “white power” shout, but the Whitey House never condemned it. In fact, it thanked Mr. White Power golf cart fucker dude for his support. And Donald Trump? He never said anything about it. It’s not like he said, “What? O.M.G., I did not mean to tweet a video with “white power” in it. That’s a symbol of hate.” Instead, Donald Trump continued to foster and spread hate by tweeting more videos of dangerous black people. Lately, it’s been a daily thing for him. Donald Trump is a racist.

And the racist president reacted swiftly to another slogan as New York City is going to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on 5th Avenue. Where on 5th Avenue? Right in front of…wait for it…Trump Tower. Oh goody. I wonder if Donald will react in a negative manner…oh there it is.

Donald Trump went off. Even your average racist would probably know better than to go off unhinged over something like this. He should be endorsing and celebrating it saying, “What a great idea, and thank you, New York City. Black lives do matter and I’m honored you would paint that slogan in front of my home.” Could he at least try to fake it? Nope. That didn’t happen.

Instead, Trump screamed out a tweet that said the slogan was “denigrating this luxury Avenue,” which is how he responded when the Jeffersons moved on up. He also said it would “antagonize” the New York Police Department. Then, he said “black lives matter” is a “symbol of hate.” Yeah…the guy who tweeted “white power” thinks the expression…the slogan…the words “black lives matter” is racist. Whaaaaaaaat?

Kaleigh McEnany, the Whitey House spokesgoon who claimed at her first press briefing she’d never lie to us, said Trump was attacking the organization, not the phrase. But, he didn’t say that in his tweet. He said “black lives matter,” on the street in front of his home is a “symbol of hate.” The guy hates the words “black lives matter” being painted on the streets in front of his home and the White House, but he wants Confederate monuments to remain in place. Sounds kinda racist.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio said he put the phrase in front of Trump Tower on purpose and “Obviously, we want the president to hear it because he’s never shown respect for those three words.” Trump proved that’s true by his quick response.

Mayor Bill also said, “When he hears Black lives matter, he presents a horrible negative reality of something that doesn’t exist, and he misses the underlying meaning that we’re saying we have to honor the role of African Americans in our history and our society.” That’s exactly true. And every mayor in every city in the world that has a Trump property, or any named after him, should paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of those properties. An international trolling of Trump would be almost as beautiful as the message. In fact, there are more Trump buildings in New York City. Troll away, Mr. Bill.

The reason we say “black lives matter” is because this country has a long history of black lives not mattering…or not mattering as much. Anyone who replies or uses “all lives matter” has a problem with you saying “black lives matter.” They have an issue with equality and they think if black lives matter, then maybe white lives won’t matter as much. That’s bullshit. Equality is not pie. More for someone else doesn’t mean less for you.

Saying “black lives matter” isn’t saying other lives don’t matter. It’s saying it’s time that black lives matter as well. White lives have always mattered and that’s why we don’t say that. We never needed to say “white lives matter” because it’s always been the case. We need to say “black lives matter.” Donald Trump and his racist goons of supporters don’t get that. They probably never will.

But Donald Trump is correct in that there are words on 5th Avenue that are a symbol of hate. It’s really just one word and that word is “Trump.” It’s on Trump Tower. And when people think of Donald Trump, they think of hate, especially his supporters because that’s why they’re in the cult.

People think of hate when they think of Donald Trump because Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump is a “symbol of hate.”

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Racist Mississippi


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It’s time for another racism test, kids. If you’re upset about the Confederate flag being removed from the state flag of Mississippi…and you don’t live in Mississippi, then you’re probably a racist. In fact, if you’re upset and you actually live in Mississippi, yup. You’re still a racist. Also, if you’re still supporting Donald Trump, you’re a racist.

After 126 years of being on the state flag, Mississippi is finally removing the Confederate emblem. Yesterday, the governor signed a bill making it official.

In the wake of Black Lives Matter, or in the wave of it, Confederate emblems are coming down. Lady Antebellum is now “Lady A.” The Dixie Chicks are now just “The Chicks.” Aunt Jemima is saying good-bye with Uncle Ben and Mrs. Butterworth soon to follow. Confederate statues are being removed officially or by the brute force of protesters. NASCAR has removed the hate flag from its venues, but not all the nooses apparently. Soon, the only thing left will be a hate president and a few of his Senators.

There is a lot that’s great about Mississippi. It’s where I started my career and sharpened my teeth in this business. I had the best teachers in Mississippi and I can’t think of a better place for a journalist to start their career. I worked for a weekly newspaper for five years, a daily for eight months (they fired me), and I freelanced several years for the Mississippi Business Journal while self-syndicating to over 40 papers in the state. I worked and lived in the state for seven years. I still have great friends there. My son was born there. In fact, I’ll be back there for a few days next month…even after publishing this cartoon.

If you don’t live in Mississippi, then let me explain this to you: It’s kinda like the biggest small town in the world. And in journalism circles, everyone knows everyone. If you’re in the journalism business, you will not impress another journalist by telling him or her that you had the governor in your office last week because he’s been in their office too. One governor was almost my personal lawyer before he ran for the top job. I once sat on the benches of a little league game with a different governor who, like me, had a newborn at home and we showed each other pics of our babies. Back in the 90s, it was not uncommon for me to run into the state’s attorney general (who was once in my office going through a stack of cartoons looking for himself) and for him to call me by my first name. How small of a town is it? People in the state know who their agriculture commissioner is. Here in Virginia, most people don’t even know we have a black lieutenant governor (he’s the one who actually has a black face).

It’s not that people in Mississippi are smarter than people in Virginia. God no. It’s just that it’s more close-knit. Plus, when the agriculture commissioner is in office for two decades, at some point you learn his name. And there are fish fries. You meet every politician in the state at fish fries. I can’t tell you how many times I met former Senator Trent Lott, mostly at fish fries. It got to the point that when I was told to cover something featuring Lott, my response was usually, “again?”. Oddly enough, in my seven years in the state, I never did meet Thad Cochran.

I mentioned the training I received in Mississippi. Two lessons that have stuck with me over the years are: There is almost never too close with a camera and you rarely need “that.” Also, my publisher once told me he wanted to see more irony in my work and I scoffed because I was sure there was plenty of irony in my work. Then I went to my office, had to step around a governor, and looked up the definition of “irony” just to be sure.

But, there is amazing talent in the state. It gave us William Faulkner, Willie Morris, Eudora Welty, and Marshall Ramsey (though he’s actually from Georgia…another state that had the hate emblem on their flag). Mississippi gave us Elvis. It gave us Oprah.

But I bet when you think of Mississippi, the first thing isn’t Faulkner, plantations, antebellum crap, cotton, Oprah, or even “O’ Brother, Where Art Thou?”. I bet the first thing you think of is racism.

Mississippi arguably has the most hateful past when it comes to racism. Even as recent as 2018, while appointed Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was running for her seat, she joked about public lynchings. On the day Trump visited to help her campaign against a black guy, nooses were hung on the grounds of the state capitol. As Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said of racist Strom Thurmond at his 100th racist birthday party, “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.” I don’t think he meant we wouldn’t have had “all these problems” because Thurmond was a great race uniter.

And about those lynchings in the south, between 1882 and 1968, there were 539 documented lynchings in Mississippi which were even more than Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Florida, all states with over 200 lynchings each. And who were they lynching? It wasn’t white people. So when it’s 2018 and a candidate for the United States Senate is still making lynching jokes, your state is racist.

Before you argue the state isn’t racist, it’s 2020 and the Confederate emblem is just now being removed from the official flag of a state where 38 percent of the population is black.

Also, another little test for you: If you don’t believe the Confederate flag is racist, you’re a racist.

It’s great the hate emblem is being removed. Georgia removed it. South Carolina removed it off the grounds of their state capitol after a brutal murder in a black church in 2015. But, the Confederacy is still represented in state flags. Georgia’s flag still has 13 stars and is modeled after the actual Confederate flag (it’s like when David Duke stopped wearing Klan robes and started wearing suits). Alabama’s and Florida’s flags were influenced by the hate flag. The Arkansas flag has four stars that represent the nations the state belonged to, Spain, France, the U.S., and the Confederacy…with the Confederacy’s star being on top.

There’s still a lot of hate, not just in the south but in this nation. Removing these symbols and emblems are only the first steps. The biggest thing we have to change are minds. When can we do that? After we stop teaching our kids to hate. Just yesterday, here in my little liberal city in Virginia, I heard a guy drop multiple N-bombs while talking about Black Lives Matter and his support for Donald Trump. Obviously, he was from Stafford County.

Like Donald Trump, Mississippi is synonymous with hate. Donald Trump’s not going to change his name because he’d still be racist. Mississippi won’t change its name either, but it can eventually cease to be synonymous with racism. But it has a LOT of work to do. That will be proven in November when they return Cindy Hyde-Smith to the Senate and go red for Donald Trump.

Maybe someday when you think of Mississippi, the first thing that comes to your mind won’t be hate.

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Ken And Karen


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If you’re on social media, that’s probably how you became aware of this story.

This story started because St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson publicized the names and addresses of her constituents who had written to her about defunding the police department during a Facebook Live stream. Protesters were on their way to her house, in a rich and snooty neighborhood, to let her know how they felt about that. Along the way, they encountered this charming couple.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are personal injury lawyers, went out onto their lawn to point weapons at the protesters as they passed by. They were identified by St. Louis Today because, in 2018, they were featured in St. Louis Magazine about finishing renovations to their midwestern palazzo. What the fuck is a palazzo?

I don’t like to get my news from social media, but I will follow a tip. I wanted to know the entire scoop on this. How did I Google search? Did I type, “St. Louis assholes with guns?” Did I type, “St. Louis Snobby McSnobbersons?” Did I type, “Entitled jerkwad couple point guns at protesters?” Did I type, “shoeless racist gun nuts?” Nope.

I typed and searched for “Ken and Karen.” Bingo!

What’s a Ken and Karen? Ken is a male Karen. What’s a Karen? I’m glad you asked.

A Karen is a pejorative term for an older privileged obnoxious entitled woman who demands to get her way. The Urban Dictionary describes it as “rude, obnoxious and insufferable middle-aged white women.” A male of this species is often referred to as a “Ken” or a “male Karen.” “Man Karen” works too.

I know three Karens. I’m not sure about one of them but two are definitely NOT Karens. One is a fabulous musician who has released a couple of albums and whose first performance at SXSW was ruined by the coronavirus. She’s definitely NOT a Karen. The other is like a sister to me, thinks like I do on just about everything with politics, and she’s also not white. Well, maybe a little white. She’s all mixed up. She’s NOT a Karen.

But this pair of Karens in St. Louis are Karens. How entitled are these racist mansion dwellers? They were able to point loaded weapons at peaceful protesters and not be charged. In fact, a police report was filed because the protesters are accused of breaking through a gate and walking down a private street, and in this report, the two Karens are listed as…wait for it…victims.

How are they victims? Because a bunch of black people walked in front of their snooty-ass house? Oh no! Black people! Get the guns. Don’t bother putting on shoes….and yes, Rambo would wear a pink shirt, but tuck it in. Get out there and point!

Fuck the Karens.

In fact, there aren’t any reports of any homes being vandalized along the way. So why were the Karens justified to stand on their lawn, not just with weapons, but pointing them at human beings who were merely walking past their house? Oh yeah. Those human beings were black. If Ken and Karen have any black friends, I hope they never shoot them.

There was a protest in my town over the weekend. A couple of them actually…in support of the police. Shockingly enough, it was almost entirely white. The police didn’t obstruct these protesters. They didn’t follow them waiting for them to do something bad. They didn’t teargas them. They worked to protect those protesters. They worked to guard a bunch of Karens.

Yes, systemic racism is real. Yes, white privilege is a thing.

How can you tell if you’re a Karen? Are you a rich and entitled white asshole? Are you a non-rich entitled white asshole? Do you not believe in systemic racism? Can you protest against Black Lives Matter and get special treatment from cops? Can you stand in front of your mansion and point guns at peaceful black people without any repercussions?

Also, you may be a Karen if you own a palazzo, whatever the fuck that is.

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Trump’s White Power


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For the past five years or so, I have been saying supporting Donald Trump doesn’t necessarily make you a racist, but it does mean racism is not a dealbreaker for you. Why is that? Because Donald Trump is an obvious racist.

Donald Trump’s supporters argue he’s not a racist after each one of his acts of racism.

Sued by the Justice Department for discrimination against blacks…TWICE? That’s not racist.

Champion of birtherism by accusing without any proof that the nation’s first black president was born in Kenya. Nah, that’s not racist.

Bought full-page ads calling for the death of black and Latino teenagers in the Central Park 5 case, then not retracting it after being proven innocent. Nope. Not racist.

Starts his campaign by promising to build a wall to keep out immigrants and says Mexico is sending us rapists and murderers? I guess that’s not racist either.

Complains about people coming here from “shithole” countries and wants more people from places like Norway. Racist? What are you talking about?

Says a judge isn’t fit to preside over one of his fake university trials because he’s of Mexican descent. Paul Ryan called that racist, but what does he know?

Tweets that four brown American female representatives in the United States Congress should go back to where they came from. That’s not racist or sexist. Sheesh!

He says there are fine people marching with tiki torch neo-Nazis shouting “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil.” Sure, nice people often march with Nazis.

He defends symbols of the Confederacy as his “heritage.” Nope, not racist for a New Yorker to define the racist Confederacy as his heritage.

Conducts two hate rallies where he uses the term “Kung Flu virus.” Why that’s just telling us where the coronavirus came from…Kung Flu land.

Then, he retweets a video of his supporters screaming…”White power,” thanking them for their support. Uh…

So, none of that is racist? Not one of those instances? If you talk to a Trump supporter, nope. Not one. It’s just the media not understandings him, or he was joking, or something is out of context, or he didn’t mean what he said, or he accidentally retweeted a racist statement while accidentally typing a thank you or…

I got some news for you, Gladys. If you don’t think any of those examples (and there are more) are racist, then you are a racist.

Donald Trump is a racist and we keep getting these racist incidents from him again and again and again and, etc. Donald Trump has more examples of racism than David Duke. Seriously. You would think if you have a track record of being accused of racism, then you wouldn’t keep doing racist shit. Even if you are a racist you would probably want to attempt to conceal it. Right? Not this racist.

On Sunday, right before going to one of his golf resorts of racist assholes, Donald Trump tweeted a video of a bunch of his supporters at The Villages in Florida zipping around in golf carts in a dueling demonstration against some of his critics. Donald Trump wrote, “Thank you to the great people of The Villages.” And in the video clip, you hear one of the villages’ idiots shouts, “White power!” In fact, he shouted it twice. It’s not obscure. It’s not buried by other sounds. The white Trump supporter shouts “White power.” What’s next? Tweeting a video of a cross burning only to claim later he didn’t know what it meant?

I don’t care if your Twitter profile states, “Retweets are not endorsements,” retweets are endorsements. Donald Trump endorses white power. Donald Trump is a racist.

Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate said Trump should take it down (he did) and that it was “indefensible.” So, Senator Scott…stop defending the indefensible. Donald Trump is a racist.

A White House spokesgoon, Judd Deere, who should be resigning instead of defending the indefensible, said, “President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video. What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.”

Translation: Donald Trump is a big fan of racists at The Villages and what he saw was tremendous enthusiasm from his racist supporters.

There was no condemnation of the slogan or the person. Just a, “Oh, I didn’t hear that.” Yeah. He didn’t hear it while going to the trouble of watching it, realizing they were supporters, and it was something he wanted to retweet. Are you telling me he didn’t watch it all the way through even once?

As Sarah Marshall said in the film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, “Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit.”

And, there was no statement of any sort saying they didn’t want the support from people who shout “white power.” Nope. They want that support.

Donald Trump has spent the past five years sending out dog whistles to racists. Over the past month as people have been taking to the streets shouting “Black lives matter,” he’s been turning those dog whistles into cattle calls. He’s doing everything he can to tell his narrow white racist base he’s one of them.

Donald Trump thinks he can win four more years by dividing this nation and solidifying his white racist support. But the thing is, he already has those people. How many racists are out there who are undecided? Do you honestly believe there are white supremacists out there not making a commitment until they hear who Joe Biden has selected as his running mate? Donald Trump is a racist. He’s their man.

Donald Trump is playing a stupid game where he’s telling his supporters he’s a racist while telling the rest of us he’s not. It’s a stupid game that only works on stupid people. By “stupid people,” I mean racist Trump supporters.

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund said, “This really is not about the president taking it down. This is about the judgment of the president in putting it up. It’s about what the president believes and it’s time for this country to really face that.”

What Donald Trump believes is white supremacy. What Donald Trump believes is white power and it is time for the country to face that.

I used to think if you supported Donald Trump then racism wasn’t a dealbreaker for you. After all this, I know it’s just not a dealbreaker for you. Racism is the deal. You’re not voting for Donald Trump despite his racism. At this point, you’re voting for Donald Trump because of his racism.

Donald Trump is a racist and if you’re supporting Donald Trump, you’re a racist too. When you say, “Trump 2020,” you’re saying “white power.”

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Corona Jackson


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Why is Andrew Jackson Donald Trump’s favorite president?

Is it because of the Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812, a war the United States did NOT win and one Donald Trump can’t tell when it started if you spotted him the 18 and the 12 (it lasted from 1812 to 1815)?

Even though every Republican is quick to tell you it was the Democratic Party that started the Ku Klux Klan (they didn’t), owned slaves, and started the Civil War, Republicans are the first to get upset over Confederate Statues being removed or destroyed. Guess which party Andrew Jackson belonged to?

Maybe it’s like Donald Trump’s situation with Abraham Lincoln in that he only recently learned Lincoln was a Republican. Perhaps he doesn’t know Jackson was a Democrat. In fact, Jackson was to the Democratic Party as Ronald Reagan was to the Republican Party. From the 1980s until Trump’s election, Republicans always identified themselves as “Reagan Republicans.” It was never “Lincoln Republicans,” or “Teddy Republicans” or “Eisenhower Republicans.” For about 50 years after Jackson’s era, Democratic Party candidates would label themselves as “Jackson Democrats.” That probably didn’t stop until after Woodrow Wilson.

Republicans are correct on one thing. The Democratic Party was the racist party in the 1800s all the way through to the Civil Rights era. The GOP was the liberal party. Conservatives reacted to Abraham Lincoln’s election worse than they did to President Barack Obama’s. They literally went to war. So, when did the Democrats and Republicans switch liberal and conservative positions? For clues on that, look to see when racists like Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms left the Democratic Party and bolted to the GOP. Don’t tell me they joined the Republican Party because it was a bastion for liberals. Also, your “black friend” defense is destroyed by Strom Thurmond because he Biblically knew black women and had a child with at least one of them. He hated black people but he loved fucking them.

It wasn’t so much Democrats who owned slaves, fought for the Confederacy, and created the Klan. It was conservatives. Fact, fact, fact, fuckity fact.

Republicans act as though the parties of today are the same as they were in the 1800s. Every Conservative who pushes this argument is telling you two things. They don’t have a fricking clue about history and if they were alive at any time back in the 1800s through 1970, they would have been Democrats.

But why does Donald Trump revere Andrew Jackson, a Democrat? Because Andrew Jackson was a racist. He wasn’t just a racist, he’s an accomplished racist. Like Trump, his entire career was built on racism except Jackson actually had minorities killed and butchered. Donald Trump has only had minorities killed inadvertently.

Andrew Jackson relocated Native Americans which I’m sure Donald Trump would have loved to have done with black Americans when the Justice Department sued him for discriminating against them with his rental properties.

Andrew Jackson butchered Native Americans and was the perpetrator of the Trail of Tears (look it up). Donald Trump butchers our government, the Obama legacy, foreign relations, and his trail ends two feet behind his back.

When Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, he claimed moving dozens of Native nations west of the Mississippi was an act of benevolence. In an address before Congress, he called the policy “generous.” He said if “Indians” remained in the east, it would devastate them but his removal policy “kindly offers a new home.”

Andrew Jackson was also a slave owner. Donald Trump owns the loyalty of his cult.

And Donald Trump doesn’t fully understand Jackson’s history. In 2017, Donald Trump asked rhetorically, “Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?” He then waxed poetically about Andrew Jackson and said, “Had Andrew Jackson been a little later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War….he had a big heart. He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said ‘There’s no reason for this.'”

Uh, no. He never said, “There’s no reason for this.” Dying 16 years before the Civil War, Andrew Jackson didn’t see it coming any more than Donald Trump saw the coronavirus pandemic coming. And, neither of the two men has a “big heart.”

Andrew Jackson died in 1845. The Civil War started in 1861. To simplify it for Trump supporters, 61 is AFTER 45. If Jackson, who owned around 200 slaves in his lifetime and really enjoyed and supported the butchering of minorities, had been alive during the 1850s when the nation was arguing about expanding slavery to new states, Jackson most likely would have been on the expansion side. After all, the Civil War started because of slavery.

Now, Donald Trump is screaming and having a shitfit over the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square being attacked. The statue is right outside the White House in the area where Donald Trump had peaceful protesters teargassed so he could stage that idiotic moronic photo-op in front of the church. Donald Trump can see the statue from a White House window if someone tells him which side it’s on.

On Monday night, protesters attempted to topple the statue before law enforcement stopped them. Statues are heavy. They’re tough to remove. But Donald Trump, who has a painting of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office, freaked out. He said it was an attack on a “great monument” and said the protesters were, “Bad people, they don’t love our country, and they’re not taking down our monuments.”

Do you know how to tell someone’s a racist? They’re upset over the Confederate flag and monuments being removed and refers to them as part of “our heritage”…and they’re from New York.

Donald Trump also threatened to imprison for ten years those who attack his favorite statues.

Donald Trump’s most recent act of racism, other than shouting “kung flu” in a church, was ordering the Interior Department to replace the only statue of a Confederate in Washington, which was destroyed on Juneteenth.

Donald Trump personally called Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to have the Park Service “put it back up.” Donald Trump will be the first president to order the construction of a Confederate monument. How does that shit grab you?

Every monument to the Confederacy on government lands needs to be removed. You don’t need these statues for history. You don’t need to honor racists. Take down the flags, rename the bases, and for God’s sake, remove the fucking statues.

Donald Trump envisions himself as a modern-day Andrew Jackson. He’s partly right. Andrew Jackson was a racist…and so is Donald Trump.

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Blue-Hoo


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After murder charges were brought against Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks, a black man, twice in the back, a number of Atlanta Police officers called in sick Wednesday night just before a shift change in protest of a cop being held accountable. Or maybe it’s over the TV show “Cops” being canceled.

Also, Devin Brosnan, the officer who stood on Brooks’ arm after the shooting, has been charged with aggravated assault.

The officers responded to a call claiming Brooks had fallen asleep at the wheel while parked in a Wendy’s drive-through. After initially cooperating with the police, Brooks resisted and a scuffle ensued. Brooks was able to obtain one of the cop’s tasers and fled. As he was running, he was shot in the back by Rolfe who then kicked his body as it lay on the pavement. Brosnan stood on his arm.

It’s kind of hard to cry self-defense when you shoot someone in the back. It’s also hard to claim self-defense when the man had a taser and you had guns. The police claim a taser is a lethal weapon. If that’s the case, then why are they carrying them? If I’m wrong about this let me know, but I believe if Brooks had successfully shot one of the officers with the taser, then he couldn’t have used it again on the other cop.

The International Brotherhood of Police Officers said it’s not a “blue flu,” as in a cop strike. A spokesman said, “What it actually is is officers protesting that they’ve had enough and they don’t want to deal with it any longer.”

Really? The police have had enough? If the ATL police want to talk to a group who’s had enough and don’t want to deal with it any longer, they should talk to their black community. Actually, all they need to do is listen which is what cops and most Republicans in this nation have failed to do.

Black Americans are sick and tired of systemic racism and the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. And when a cop is charged, the police have “had enough?”

When the two ATL cops were charged, they were given a deadline to turn themselves in. Had enough yet?

They were not arrested at the scene of the killing. Had enough yet?

It took prosecutors nearly a week to charge the cops. Had enough yet?

It also took nearly a week to charge the four cops in Minneapolis. Had enough yet?

The only way for a cop to even be investigated after the killing of an unarmed black man is if it was caught on tape. Had enough yet?

There’s a lot of debate over whether the police should have let Brooks walk home or even given him a breathalyzer. But let’s pick it up at the scuffle. Sure, at that point, Brooks should have been charged and taken to jail. Surely when he did grab the taser and fled, he resisted arrest and had assaulted police officers. He was in the wrong. But that’s not enough to kill the guy.

Whenever this kind of stuff happens, the police and conservatives try to show how the black guy killed was in the wrong as that makes it right to murder him. They take it to the point where they try to dehumanize the person like in the case of George Floyd. If you listen to Fox News, Floyd was a giant monster who probably destroyed Tokyo in the past. But, committing crimes and serving time in the past doesn’t justify killing someone for a traffic offense, or passing counterfeit bills, or selling loose cigarettes, or walking down the street, or falling asleep in a Wendy’s drive-thru.

Police are not perfect people, but like airline pilots, they need to be damn near perfect while on the job. The police should be emotionally balanced enough to keep their temper in check when dealing with suspects who don’t want to cooperate. Nobody wants to go to jail. The police should expect a few people to react harshly. I understand it’s not a job picking cherries, but two cops should be able to handle one guy resisting arrest without killing him. Also, that guy had just woken up. Why couldn’t they have handled that situation?

After police refused to go to work Wednesday night, many of them who did refused to show up to any calls except those requesting backup or went radio-silent. In Georgia, many state employees who are considered “essential” are legally prohibited from walking out on the job. Yet, every Atlanta cop will receive a $500 bonus from a police foundation to boost their morale.

The police are really depressed over people not being happy with police killing unarmed black men. The cops are protesting being held accountable for their actions.

Cops take an oath to “protect and serve” but I guess there’s a clause allowing an exception when their blue panties get in a bunch.

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Sweet Sticky Racism


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We now have a new guide for knowing if you’re a racist. If you’re upset over Aunt Jemima being retired, you’re a racist.

And you can cut that shit, “I grew up with Aunt Jemima.” So what? How does devouring racist pancakes as a child prove you’re not a racist today? And no, if you used products like Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, or Uncle Ben…Jesus Christ, we are a racist country…it doesn’t mean you’re racist. It just means marketing works and your parents refused to buy store-brand syrup which is really the same shit. Seriously, 30 cents cheaper and without the racism.

We are a racist country. Aunt Jemima has been around for 130 years while Uncle Cracker only had one hit song. Why did it take 130 years to ditch this racist mammy stereotype?

In 1989 on her 100th birthday, Quaker Oats, the company that owns the product, decided she needed an update. So, what did they do? Change the name? Make her less mammy-like? Kinda. They removed her head covering and gave her an afro. She looked more like Florence from The Jeffersons and less like Hattie McDaniel. Quaker Oats was moving on up.

And, if you’re arguing that you don’t care because it’s crappy syrup anyway, you’re still not getting it. Using a racist stereotype shouldn’t be OK if it was good syrup.

You’d also think racist would pick and choose their arguments if they’re trying to conceal their racism. If you’ve been screaming systemic racism doesn’t exist, the confederate flag should fly high, confederate statues should remain standing, and white cops should be able to shoot black suspects in the back while they’re fleeing and then have their corpses kicked…maybe take a day off from the racist syrup issue?

One of my reliable fucknuts on social media who I can depend upon for the day’s right’wing racist spin came through for me yesterday. The new argument is: It’s not racist because the original actress who portrayed Aunt Jemima, a former slave named Nancy Green, became a millionaire from it. It’s still racist if you pay a black actor to portray a stereotype. Duh. Also, the product was named “Aunt Jemima.” What better way to make your character look like a slave than by hiring someone who was an actual slave?

And maybe they should do a bit more research than Facebook memes because Aunt Jemima was inspired by…wait for it because this is good and it’s worth waiting for…vaudeville performers in blackface. To be more specific, white vaudeville performers in blackface.

Seriously, racists. Take a day. You’ll have a new one tomorrow. Oh, it’s already here. You can defend Atlanta cops for ignoring the “protect and serve” part of their job by calling in sick to protest other cops being charged for murder for murdering a black guy.

Racists, you may be losing your racist confederate symbols and have lost your syrup with Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima on the ropes as well, but you still have Uncle Cracker. By Uncle Cracker, I mean Donald Trump. You still have that…for now.

Black lives matter. Your racist stereotypes do not.

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