Satire Assignment

Political Cartoon By: Bryce Gray


This cartoon represents racism in America. As you know it, racism is alive and well in America. The cartoon shows a white police officer showing peace to a white kid. Then on the right side of the comic strip, the cop threatens to shoot the black kid, because African Americans are perceived as troubled people. Also you can see for the white kid the cop car is normal, but for the black kid, it's a skull representing death. You can even see the white kid holding guns while the black kid has nothing on him. This political cartoon is using labeling and an analogy. Labeling: Officer Friendly is for the white kid and Officer Fiendly is for the African American. Analogy: the cartoon is showing how a police officer would respond to different races of children.
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