While Ferguson epitomized structural racism faced by the black community, many in the right-wing media took it as an opportunity to deny the existence of white privilege. When drunk sophomores incited an actual riot at a pumpkin festival in Keene, New Hampshire, the wanton destruction was downplayed as mere hijinks. In “Making Sense of Keene,” we explore this double standard.
The artist wishes to thank Yesha Callahan for the inspiration.
Ward Sutton's comics and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Onion, and Rolling Stone. More of his work can be found at suttonimpactstudio.com