The Serena cartoon debate: Calling out racism is not 'censorship'

If there is one thing more damning than the racist cartoon of Serena Williams published in Melbourne's Herald Sun recently, it's the paper's response to accusations of racism. And that's saying something. Because the cartoon is bad.

It's Hattie McDaniel in Gone With The Wind, Mammy Two Shoes from Tom And Jerry, going out in the cotton fields with Topsy to eat watermelon, Aunt Jemima's pancakes bad.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'The Serena cartoon debate: Calling out racism is not 'censorship''. Print Edition | Subscribe