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Lincoln cartoon called offensive, insulting

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an offensive or insulting political cartoon printed in a newspaper as the one I saw in The Union (Jan. 27). The idea that Abraham Lincoln would ask, “What are they whining about now?” suggests that black people were just “whining” about slavery. It would be like saying that the Jews still keep “whining” about the Holocaust.

I still cannot believe that your editorial staff did not think better than to print a racist cartoon. You owe the community an apology.

Kristanne Heaton

Nevada City

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