Saturday, October 22, 2016
December 17 1908 -- Secretary of Commerce and Labor Oscar Straus has made public remarks to the effect that the Chinese should be allowed to immigrate to the United States, in essence thumbing his nose at the Chinese Exclusion Act, which severely restricts such immigration.
In what has to be Herriman's most racist cartoon at the Examiner, he not only comes out on the very, very wrong side of this issue, but applies a racist stereotype to the Chinese, draws the Jewish Straus with a big hawk nose, and even sideswipes him for his important work with the Arab nations when he was the ambassador to Turkey.
Not a great day for Herriman, the Examiner, or the people of California.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons