Today’s cartoon caricatures the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) in their way of often self-sacrificing for the greater good. The freedmen went above & beyond trying to pull the country forward – neglecting themselves in the doing – only for their work to be spit upon, thrown back in their faces and rewarded with forced jim crow segregation’s second class citizenship. ADOS must build themselves up as a group, in the same way that personally generous, self-sacrificing individuals need to take time up to fill up their own cup after giving everything to those around them. Reparations is the filling up of our own cup and we need to make that happen.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.