This Week’s Cartoon: “The Hoodie: Apparel of Peril”


Cartoon about Trayvon Martin and hoodiesThe hoodie is about as universal as blue jeans these days, transcending practically every youth subculture. Considering that some 99.98% of hoodie-wearers are non-thugs, you’d have to be a clueless Fox News pundit to find the garment gunfire-provokingly scary.

I regret that I could not include the Great Hoodie Wars of the 7th century between the House of the Zip-Front and the House of Pullovers, as I unfortunately did not have not enough room to draw a giant battle scene.

Relevant links, as provided by Daily Kos commenters: NRA begins selling hoodies with a handgun pocket

University of Texas cartoonist draws mind-blowingly racist cartoon about Trayvon Williams

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  • Mr. Mayes

    Regarding the cartoon, you have to take into account it’s Texas. They are at the lower end of the bell curve.

  • Roger Bloyce

    Let’s see now, the University of Texas reinstates a racist cartoon in The Daily Texan because it believes so deeply in free speech, and a Doonesbury cartoon criticizing the Texas legislature for requiring trans-vaginal sonograms gets pulled by some 50 newspapers including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Could there be some sort of pattern here?

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

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