The 50 Most Racist Political Cartoons

49. Does Not a Meeting Like This, Etc.

Artist: Unknown
Publishing Date: November 22, 1879
Published In: Harper's Weekly
People/person Targeted: Chinese-Americans, African-Americans

This cartoon makes reference to an 1869 drawing showing the meeting in the middle of the transcontinental railroad, whose caption reads: "Does not such a meeting make amends?" Here, the suggestion is that any rivalry between African-Americans and Chinese-Americans can be smoothed over now that they both have access to more of the country, where white laborers see them as a threat.

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