Serena Williams Cartoon ‘Not About Race,’ Artist Says. Experts Strongly Disagree. – The New York Times – only about Australian racism.

“This is what Australia does,” said Shareena Clanton, an Aboriginal Australian actress and activist. “This is what it has always done to people of color and, in particular, black women who reach the top.” “This whole cartoon is vile,” she added, saying that Ms. Williams’s opponent, Naomi Osaka, had been drawn as a white woman. “The fact that it was printed and passed the editor’s room speaks even more volumes about the landscape of our media here in Australia.” Chris Kindred, a cartoonist in Richmond, Va., said it only confirmed what many Americans already knew. “It’s nothing new,” he said. “Australia has an issue confronting racism. Water is wet.”