It’s definitely unflattering, and I could easily see her being more upset at the “largeness” of the depiction, … but one is in the foreground, the others not, … so perspective and all that too.
But really,… a caricature is supposed to exaggerate features, … and I don’t see how doing so makes a cartoon suddenly racist dependent on race.
Gillards big bum, and big nose exaggerated way off the page,… not racist, but calls of sexist at the time, … John Howards eyebrows short stature, and wibbly mouth hugely exaggerated?? Nought?
I’m sure all were offended by the exaggerated depictions of themselves, and they have every right to be, … but I don’t see how justifiable arguments can be made for racism/sexism for some, and not others.
The old “out of context” excuse.
it wasn’t taken out of context. You said there were 3 subspecies of humans, as a defence for using it in some other context.
Mongoloid/negroid/caucasoid was 18th? 19th? century thinking, largely posited to support “the natural order of things” - ie slavery. Discredited a looooong time ago. At about the same time phrenology and “criminal types” went out the window.
If you still want to hold onto that as legit, I can’t help but imagine it’s informing what you’re posting here. ie there’s a “negroid type” or some other such bullshit.
It was about Negro being racist or not, and that nearly all of the older Afro Americans self identify as such, and don’t find it offensive at all,… it’s only in recent decades (post MalcolmX) that it was now considered so by many, and was explaining where the term had come from - Negroid Mongoloid etc, … it was about terms that were perfectly acceptable, and in fact scientific, are then later considered offensive because of the perceptions of people, and or how those terms come to be used. I actually still find the term “Black” bristling, as it was not the done thing when I grew up, but is now perfectly acceptable, and was identifying how these things are generational.
He died in the 60s. I’m not sure it’s relevant whatsoever. Much less some good old days. Lynchings were still happening, schools weren’t integrated. The whole issue has (thankfully) moved on a million miles since then, in the US and elsewhere.