I really see why Martin Luther King Jr. dared to dream what he did. I cant even describe how I feel every time I read a book, a paper or see someone on television who insists on promoting stereotypes about my people and/or maintaining them.
In Wednesdays State News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is the butt of a joke.
Not only is Justin Bilickis cartoon reminiscent of the degrading advertisements of blacks during slavery, it also disrespects Jacksons I am somebody slogan that is desperately needed in the black community because of negative stereotypes and images like the one featured in The State News.
I thought this paper was also for myself, a young black woman who attends MSU. But I guess I should remain quiet since there is a minority representative. May I add, youve done a great job.
Thank you to The State News for turning the presence and meaning of a passionate person and his work into a silly, ignorant cartoon.
Ebuni N. Mosley