Political Cartoons About Immigrants – Discriminatory,Racist, or Just Bad Taste?

This comic from Immivasion.com is a ridiculous example of the perception of this “illegal” immigrant issue. They are trying to show the “invasion” of Mexicans as similar to the “invasion” of military troops. However, there are some vast differences here.

First, notice that the military troops are carrying guns and seem to have an excess of military force. They are also deeply engaged in battle through their firing of guns and canons.

Now look at the picture on the right. These men are carrying backpacks and water jugs. Unless they have napalm in that jug (though I’m not sure plastic could hold napalm) then where’s the threat? Are we to treat these men the same as an invading force in full military regalia engaging in fire fight?

Here’s a link to another cartoon on this website that is in my opinion racist Illegal Alien Cartoon by Brian Fairington

To balance here’s one I found offensive posted this Saturday in the Daily Record – and it’s by a Hispanic-American. Baldo Comic Strip – Saturday Sept. 15

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