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An issue in black and white

After Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s arrest and President Obama's beer summit, cartoonists Mike Keefe, Steve Kelley and Nate Beeler look at race relations.

August 02, 2009|Joel Pett | Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.

Cartoonists copped an attitude and played our race cards after the high-profile arrest that led to the Great Barack Brew-Ha-Ha Summit. Mike Keefe brooded over countless past injustices, while Steve Kelley countered with a counterintuitive lunch-counter encounter. Nate Beeler focused on how the president's flat-footed footnote fell flat, unfavorably comparing the prez to his loose-lipped (if somewhat more seasoned) lieutenant.

-- Joel Pett

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