TRANSCRIPT OF CARTOON
A close shot of a white woman in a striped dress. She is talking, although it seems a bit like lecturing. Let’s call her “Stripes.”
STRIPES: To have a real conversation about race, we have to consider all ideas in a neutral and calm manner.
STRIPES: For example, what if Black culture has made Black people lazy? We can’t refuse to even consider that!
WOMAN: Or… what if Blacks are born with lower IQs than whites? We should at least consider that, right?
The “camera” has backed up, and we now see that Stripes has been talking to a Black woman wearing a floral dress, who I’ll call “Flowers.”
FLOWERS: What if people who say Blacks are lazy and stupid are racist as hell? Shouldn’t we consider that?
STRIPES (yelling) ABSOLUTELY NOT! DON’T MAKE THINGS PERSONAL!
Panel 5 (a tiny “kicker” panel at the bottom of panel 4)
FLOWERS: Calling Blacks stupid isn’t personal?
STRIPES: It isn’t to me.