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Cruel Stereotypes 

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To the editors:

I question the wisdom of your editorial board approving the printing of the cutout of Dorothy Tillman [December 20], without considering the previous history of this artist. The cutout was full of innuendoes, stereotyped and unnecessarily cruel. The artist is the same person who painted the mean spirited picture of the late mayor, Harold Washington.

If this person must go to such lengths to gain recognition he isn't much of an artist. I question the motives of this individual and suspect they are not of the highest principles. Surely, the Reader should exhibit more responsibility to its readers than to publish this intentionally negative cartoon of Ms. Tillman.

I am a regular reader of your newspaper and, for the most part, I have found it to be one of the finest and most informative newspapers in the city. That is why I was so astonished to see this cutout. It smacks of the modus operandi of the Ku Klux Klan, and lest we forget, this type of black humor was a harbinger of the holocaust in Nazi Germany.

Edmond Donnell

S. Michigan

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