When President Obama was elected I was so pleased to see my country finally move past the "race" barrier. But it seems that my fellow African Americans are using it as a tool to increase racial friction with articles such as this. When I saw that cartoon I thought it was in poor taste because the story behind the killing of this animal was so tragic. It didn't even cross my mind that this was a racial slur! Our great country has dealt with political cartoons (Many very offensive and degrading to our Presidents in their times) and no one ever brought race into the picture when complaining about them. I think it is time for us to stop perpetuating racial barriers with commentary and actions like this. How will we be a color blind society when we ourselves are constantly raising the race card?