Maybe he didn’t mean to be racist. Maybe Boston Herald cartoonist Jerry Holbert really was just thinking about kid-flavored toothpastes when he created this cartoon:
But this is why you need to have people of color on your staff. Someone to say hey, Boston Herald, maybe people would find that offensive. Or hey, New York Times, maybe you shouldn’t throw around the term “Angry Black Woman.” Or hey, People Magazine social media intern, maybe you should notice that Viola Davis isn’t playing a maid in How to Get Away with Murder, and so that tweet sounds really racist. Post-racial America is great, isn’t it?
Team Blackness also discusses the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, the Michael Dunn verdict, and why you should never turn your back on Florida cops.