The racist cartoon of Betsy DeVos.

The southern Illinois Belleville News Democrat editorial cartoonist Glenn McCoy drew a cartoon comparing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Ruby Bridges.

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The original iconic painting of Ruby Bridges by Norman Rockwell.
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Ruby Nell Bridges was the first Black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School during the New Orleans school desegregation battles in 1960.
Judge J. Skelly Wright’s court order for the first day of integrated schools in New Orleans on November 14, 1960, was commemorated by Norman Rockwell in the painting, The Problem We All Live With (published in Look magazine on January 14, 1964). As Bridges describes it, “Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.” Former United States Deputy Marshal Charles Burks later recalled, “She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn’t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we’re all very very proud of her.”
Betsy DeVos? Please.
A shameful racist cartoon in the News Democrat.

3 Replies to “The racist cartoon of Betsy DeVos.”

  1. Horrendous…a disgrace.

    Fight for $15 just sent e-mail that Andy Pudzer has withdrawn his name from
    Sec. of Labor, congratulating everyone who worked so hard to bring his terrible actions to the public’s attention. (Even Republican were starting to question his nomination.)

  2. Sorry, Fred. I’m just catching up on reading your reports. Even though a week has passed since you posted it, I felt compelled to react to this guy’s disgusting perversion. First of all, there’s been only one Republican, though not a “conservative” martyr.” His name was Abraham Lincoln. There hasn’t been another “conservative” / Republican martyr since 1865; and the future outlook for one is bleak. There could be no bigger antithesis to an Abraham Lincoln than the likes of DeVos.

    We’ve had a large print of Norman Rockwell’s iconic picture hanging in our house for over forty years. I’m deeply offended by this guy’s attempt to equate a genuine victim, an innocent child, Ruby Nell Bridges, with someone as misanthropic, destructive, and vile as DeVos. Snow White isn’t her evil stepmother, the queen. I rarely apply the term “sacrilege” to anything, but this clear, racist perversion is the epitome of sacrilege.

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