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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Newspaper cartoon was racist

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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 5:30 am

In the July 3, issue of the Odessa American in the political cartoons you printed an extremely offensive and racist cartoon hy Mike Shelton. The drawing is of the Democratic Debate with 10 of the candidates on stage complaining about the economy. In the center of the stage/drawing is a woman who is supposed to be Elizabeth Warren. She is wearing an Native American headwrap with a feather and holding a scalp!

You are promoting racism and the degrading language the President uses to describe his opponents. Not only that but you are promoting the stereotype of Native Americans. This is not the first time, or probably not the last time, you will print racist/offensive/or hateful propaganda. Yon have an obligation as a journalist to not print such rhetoric. As an Odessan I am ashamed such filthy is being printed in the newspaper I’ve been reading for the last 30 years. You’re better than that! You can get your views expressed without resorting to such offensive material, or can you?

Odessa, TX

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