As surely as the sun rises in the day,
white people stay wilding. This time, a cartoonist is drawing fire after publishing a cartoon that compares Donald Trump’s secretary of education, Besty DeVos, and the first black child to attend an all-white school in the South, the iconic Ruby Bridges.
Many have picked up on the fact that the cartoon by Glenn McCoy, published in the Belleville News-Democrat, imitates Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With, which depicts 6-year-old Ruby’s historic walk into a Louisiana school as U.S. marshals escort her past an angry white mob that’s threatening her.
McCoy’s cartoon noticeably appeared after protesters managed to block DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school while chanting, “Shame.” Needless to say, the cartoon didn’t go over very well, and thus the dragging and fact-checking began.