A cartoon by a man named Ben Garrison depicts a harshly exaggerated muscular and unfeminine version of Michelle Obama next to a dainty and femininely illustrated Melania Trump, with the caption “make the first lady great again.” The cartoon plays into ancient racist stereotypes about black women, that they are man-ish and brute and just inherently without femininity.
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But Jeff Johnson shuts that all the way down, and explains why you cannot deny the blatant racism of the cartoon, and why it’s of the utmost disrespect for someone to create something like that. Plus, he discusses the moral of the story and what we should walk away from the situation having learned. Click on the audio player to hear him explain that and more in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”