There's a tendency among conservatives to act as if racists are unicorns . That is, they consider racism to be exclusively the province of people who not only consider non-whites inferior, but who say so explicitly.
(Or, of course, they consider it racist whenever people of color begin to be effective at criticizing white racism - e.g., those who say that "Black Lives Matter" is racist.)
But real racism happens in many more forms - and often these subtler forms are more incidious and harmful. One that especially infuriates me is the ongoing Republican party assault on voting rights. And as bad as it's been, it could easily get worse, now that the Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act and Jeff Sessions is Attorney General. (Talk about putting the racist fox in charge of the henhouse....)
At this point, to be aligned with the Republican party at all is a form of racism.
Artwise, there's some subtle stuff going on here that reflects that this Patreon exists. I wanted more room for words and art, so I made the cartoon a bit taller than usual - which is a problem for cartoons I draw for print. And I put the "kicker" image below the cartoon, rather than in a little box in the cartoon. These are small differences - but they're happening because I can now make the cartoon for the web, rather than designing it for print. And that's something I can do because of the support patrons like you provide. So thank you.
And a special thanks, in the sidebar of this cartoon, goes to my supporter SocProf. Occasionally I use the sidebar to thank patrons supporting at a $10 level, because that kind of support is awesome! So, thanks SocProf!