Think You Haven’t Benefited from Racism?

Originally published oLefty Cartoons and cross-posted here with their permission.

If you’re a white person, have you ever benefited from racism?

Lots of well-intentioned white people would say they haven’t because the connection between their white privileges and racist acts isn’t always clear in their everyday lives.

But if we look at the history of the United States, we can start to understand the way oppression works through generations. Check out this clever comic to learn how it all goes down.

Bob and Race

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Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. Barry attended Oberlin College in Ohio in the late 1980s, the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the 1990s (where he took classes from comics legend Will Eisner), and graduated from Portland State University several years ago. While at PSU, his political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award. His current comics project is my comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.