Mike Dawson has been making some very personal and interesting political comics for The Nib these past couple of years. His latest It Was All So Different Back Then address the racial contract in America, the underlying structure that puts white Americans firmly at the center of American affairs while black Americans place in this is subordinates to their white counterpart. It’s mostly about the underlying idea that there is a benefit for white Americans that they are reaping from this.
Dawson asks us to reflect on what this means for American citizens, how this social structures affects outcomes between African-American and White Americans and how to work against biases to understand our place in all of this. Dawson integrates quotes and historical elements to question this structures. It’s a very interesting read.
Philippe Leblanc is a Canadian comics journalist. In his regular life, he improves Canadian medical education, and is the co-host of the Ottawa Comic Book Club. He reads alternative, indie and art comics at night and write about them for the Comics Beat.