mlk and civil rights protests in cartoons: then, as now
in the 1960s, america would have been all to happy to extend civil rights to blacks if only they weren’t all just a bunch of lawless looters and rioters.
good thing we’ve grown as a society since then!
in the 1960s, america would have gladly listened to civil rights leaders – if only they weren’t all just stoking so much darn violence all the time!
good thing mlk’s image has been rehabilitated and black leaders are taken seriously now!
in the 1960s, the value of human life was placed above that of inert property - if only those uppity blacks would just take our word for it
thankfully the value of black life is recognized today!
in the 1960s, america really wanted to give black protestors the benefit of the doubt – if only they weren’t just so darn complicit in their own oppression
thank god those antiquated views are all behind us now!
in the 1960s, jobs, education and housing were ripe for the picking for minorities – they just insisted on wasting all that energy on aimless protests instead!
thank heavens we actually listen to their grievances now instead of just telling them to sit down and shut up!
in conclusion, everything would be fine if they had just stayed in the back of the bus instead of getting out and rocking it
(huge thanks to Rebel Blob for digging all these old cartoons up!)