Ref NoMRO/2/14/9
TitleSorry seems to be the easiest word...
Date26 March 2007
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameRowson; Martin George Edmund (1959-);cartoonist
DescriptionCartoon depicts an obese white figure holding a mirror which is reflecting a skull but has a smiley face drawn on top. He is also holding a hamburger and wearing a 'FRUIT of the SWEATSHOP' top. He sitting on top of a lean black man with the words 'IMPERIALISM', 'COLONIALISM', 'GLOBALISATION' and 'RACISM' scratched into his side. He is wearing a loincloth with 'AID' written on and is slumped over a basket of cockles, Nike merchandise and a large sack of 'DEBT' with shackles on his wrists and neck. He has the notice ;THE BENEFITS OF WESTERN CIVILISATION. NOW SAY THANKYOU' nailed to his forehead and is holding a baby above his head with a label 'FOR ADOPTION' -the word 'SALE' has been crossed out. The obese figure is saying 'Abolition of the slave trade, eh?', the black man replies 'Absolutely! You really should try it some time...'
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