Not Even a Close Call
"I don't think it's even a close call - this vile New York Post cartoon is racist and deplorable, as is the fact that the Post's alleged editors thought it was OK to print and are defending that decision instead of abjectly apologizing."
Just remove the "I don't think" qualifier; IOW of course it was racist. It isn't by any stretch a close call. And no, this cartoon was not only racist in effect, but also in intent. Cutesy "equivalency" arguments notwithstanding.
Maybe this is as good a place as any to start the conversation Holder was asking for from us cowards? Certainly we could hope for a more focused* conversation than found in other recent posts/threads.
*in the sense of tackling one dragon at a time.
UPDATE: Minor readability and tweaking to "tweak" less.