Originally posted on Fusion:
While Ferguson epitomized structural racism faced by the black community, many in the right-wing media saw it as an opportunity to deny the existence of white privilege. Later, when drunk sophomores rioted during a state pumpkin festival in the streets of Keene, New Hampshire, flippant comparisons to the civil demonstrations in Ferguson only reinforced how ignorant many Americans are to the existence and impact of institutional prejudice—particularly their own.
Ward Sutton’s comics and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Onion, and Rolling Stone. More of his work can be found at suttonimpactstudio.com