Reparations Cartoon, 1971: “Obviously A Case Of Mistaken Identity. Whoever Oppressed You For 400 Years…”


A contribution to the reparations debate, published in Playboy, November 1971.

Handelsman: Obviously a case of mistaken identity. Whoever oppressed you for 400 years would have to be a lot older than I am.

“Obviously a case of mistaken identity. Whoever oppressed you for 400 years would have to be a lot older than I am.” I think the white guy was supposed to be the butt of this joke, but the point is well taken.