All these cartoonists who have been bashing Dr. Condoleeza Rice by drawing her with exaggerated features worthy of hanging on the walls at any early 20th century minstrel show, are now defending themselves from their critics.

One of these cartoonists with an argument emptier than Paris Hilton’s Cat Scan is named Jeff Danziger. Danziger drew a cartoon that portrayed Rice as the black maid “Prissy” in “Gone With The Wind.”

Danziger told that “it has nothing to do with the fact that she’s black.”

Okay, if it has nothing to do with the fact that she’s black, then Mr. Danziger should be able to point to cartoons he’s created in which he’s taken a white person and portrayed them in a cartoon as a subservient plantation era black character, or vice versa. Of course it has something to do with the fact she’s black.

The test to be applied is simple: If Rice was white, would these cartoonists be using those references? Of course not. In addition, if these cartoonists were conservatives, and drawing a successful and intelligent black woman like some corn bread weilding Mammy, they’d be fired.


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