Jul 27, 2011
In the face of death, despair, and dysfunction dominating the news, this week's cartoon is a break of sheer silliness. On July 14, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the "FAIR Act," (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful), adding LGBT people to the list of minorities whose historical contributions must be acknowledged and not demeaned in social studies curricula of California schools.
An antigay Republican organization has begun soliciting signatures to put a repeal measure on the ballot.
This week's cartoon doesn't take a stand on any of that (although it is gratifying that a major school system is countering the right-wing agenda of the Texas School Board). It is what it is, and don't read anything into it that it's not.