Reader this is the right wing's version of the famous Norman Rockwell painting that has pissed so many people off. This political cartoon making the rounds is so offensive. It replaces Ruby Bridges (as depicted in this Norman Rockwell painting) with Unqualified Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the word "n*gger" painted on the wall with the word "conservative. "
Last Friday protesters blocked Unqualified Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering the Jefferson Middle School Academy in Washington, D.C. I would hope that an adult of DeVos' age and presumed maturity understands that turning away from a handful of protesters is not the same as being a six year old girl passing through a crowd of racist adults screaming epithets and throwing things.
I am disgusted by her supporters who would compare the two events. Their inability to distinguish the difference between those images underlines the need for a better education system that acknowledges our shared history of racism and the pain it inflicted on children as much as anyone else.
One of the hallmarks of our current administration is their willingness to ignore the support they receive from bigots. DeVos will never speak out against this image. She may even think it's appropriate. Doing anything short of rejecting it and publicly decrying its dishonesty is commending its message.