I am hoping that this is a new era of daring to speak out. But I also hope that daring to speak out is also daring to listen, not interrupting, and searching for common ground.
I plead to do that and I hope others will too. If I make a political cartoon that ridicules someone's appearance it is only part of the genre, that is part of the style within that medium. It is an attention getter, appealing to a sense of humor, and exaggeration of a point. It is not intended to be the thrust of the message. Denigrating someone's looks is like name-calling, labeling and might distract from a message. Without a message it is like hate speech. In that regard those kind of drawings say more about the artist than the subject drawn. My opinion of course but I will try to hold to that as my standard.