This was not the intent, and for that, the Journal apologizes.
I repeat that the Albuquerque Journal does not condone racism or bigotry in any form.
Editorial cartoons can be very diverse, but there is a certain established style among most of them.
Most use visual metaphors and caricatures to explain complicated political situations, and thus sum up a current event with a humorous or emotional picture.
The paper has editorialized for a path to citizenship for “Dreamers.” Sen. M., said it was an attempt to doom any agreement on what to do about people who were brought here illegally as children.
This afternoon, the paper’s editor, Karen Moses, issued an apology: Political cartoons are often satire and poke at more than one point of view.
Political cartoons were common during World War I and World War II, mainly as propaganda for various countries' war efforts.
In the US and Great Britain, anti-Japanese and -German works were common, while in those countries, the opposite was so.
Although their style, technique or viewpoints may differ, editorial cartoonists draw attention to important social and political issues.
Although most western editorial cartoonists by necessity occupy the middle political ground, this is by no means true of all cartoonists and there is a spectrum of political commentary in cartoons which runs from the extreme right through the centre to the extreme left.