Cartoonists Slam Supreme Court's Anti-Integration Ruling

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By: E&P Staff Editorial cartoonists are starting to weigh in on yesterday's Supreme Court decision weakening school integration, and many of them don't like it.

Joel Pett of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader and CartoonArts International/New York Times Syndicate shows an African-American kid standing on a sidewalk as a bus labeled "desegregation" approaches. "That's your bus, kid!," says a Supreme Court justice standing behind him.

Ann Telnaes of CAI/NYTS pictures several Supreme Court justices getting out of their robes to reveal their true selves. She depicts one as a caveman, another as a pope-like figure, another as an executioner, etc.

Bruce Plante of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press shows the five conservative judges (John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Anthony Kennedy) who made yesterday's ruling upside down as they say: "Up is down and down is up and Brown vs. Board of Education is, too."

And Mikhaela Reid, whose clients include various newspapers, shows a white couple with their dismayed child in front of the "John G. Roberts Jr. Elementary School." The father says: "Just think, Pearl -- if it weren't for the landmark Supreme Court resegregation decision of 2007, our little pumpkin might face the BRUTAL racist discrimination of being forced to go to school with THOSE people!" In the background is the "Jim Crow Max Security 'Educational' Facility" filled with African-American youngsters -- and next to the Roberts school is a Confederate flag.

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