The cartoons provided on this post can be used to open space for students to think critically about and understand local racialized contexts and white privilege. Both of the cartoons highlight the 'myth of meritocracy' or the false belief that there is equal opportunity if one works hard enough. The cartoons also demonstrate how white privilege is normalized and often difficult to recognize. It is also important to highlight what the cartoons may not explain. For example, students could be left with the impression that equity initiatives alone can lead to racial equality. Anti-racism education requires more. We must also learn how to identify, dismantle and counter the racist ideas and practices that are used to justify and maintain racialized hierarchies. For more cartoons check out http://www.leftycartoons.com/category/antiracist/.
This cartoon was found at a blog called Double Consciousness: