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Black cartoonist dropped for art discussing BLM and coronavirus issues (photo)

Pioneering cartoonist Bianca Xunise (Image source: Instagram – @biancaxunise)

A history-making Black cartoonist is firing back at critics after some newspapers stopped running her comic strips because she covered the Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19.

Bianca Xunise recently made history as the second African American female in history to have her work syndicated nationally. She is also the first Black woman to have ever been hired by Six Chix, which she co-authors.

However, some of the 120 newspapers who distribute Six Chix cartoon strips suddenly dropped the strips when Xunise had the following message published that centered around the politically charged issues of the day. 

Angry White readers poured molten lava responses into the newspapers that carried the comic strip, prompting some of the publications to apologize and to state they will never run Six Chix again.

Interestingly enough, as this writer perused through several publications that ran this story, the specific reason why the aforementioned comic strip upset the readers was never given.

After Xunise was apprised of what some of the newspapers decided to do with her strip, the woman who writes under Scary Bradshaw on Twitter began going on the offensive in explaining her unmovable position.

Later on Instagram, Xunise decried the blatant encroachment on, if not outright trampling of, her First Amendment privileges that are supposed to protect her right to free speech.

And, yes, you guessed it: Xunise, who is also an unabashed Black goth, is not about to apologize for not sanitizing her message in order to make it more palatable to Caucasian consumers.

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Well in case you missed it, it’s come to my attention that my comic that was published on this past Tuesday with Six Chix forced certain newspapers to decide that they will no longer be running our comic. (Fwiw they got our byline wrong too) Further more they released this “apology” without my permission. (swipe to read) For the record I do not apologize for this comic and this is compete censorship. I am being silenced over white feelings about a gag comic! And I thought I was an avocado toast buying snowflake. Honestly my favorite part of this comic is the black character says nothing at all and yet she says what needed to be said. To be clear there was no misunderstanding of the message of my comic. The team at Comics Kingdom and myself spent due diligence explaining the “hard to grasp” satire. So in their apology, they are standing against exactly what you think they are. Please stop giving the benefit of the doubt to people who silence black voices. Also if getting banned outta California and censored out of the newspaper doesn’t earn me my punk stripes, nothing will! PS please don’t forget to support my work and if you felt like I educated you in some way my tip jar is linked in my bio! Or support me on Patreon. Pay black women for their labor and their inevitable emotional turmoil that follows. Peace! #comics #instacomics #blacklivesmatter

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