People Are Shocked By Conservative Artist’s Betsy DeVos Cartoon

The drama surrounding the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won’t stop. A political cartoon published Monday in Illinois outlet the Belleville News-Democrat appears to draw parallels between DeVos and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. In 1960, at the age of 6, Bridges became the first black child to integrate a segregated, all-white elementary school. Federal marshals had to escort the child into the school while crowds of people taunted her. Her story was documented in a famous Norman Rockwell painting, called “The Problem We All Live With.” The painting looks similar to the cartoon drawn by conservative artist Glenn McCoy, which depicts Betsy DeVos instead of Bridges. Protesters blocked Devos from entering a Washington D.C. public...

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