Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
Chronicle Political Cartoon by Tom Meyer
Meyer could've intended this to be a poor Indian spending his last fistful of dollars on campaign contributions. But more likely, Meyer intended this to be a continuation of the criticism that Indians are too powerful and greedy.
I say "more likely" because the cartoon doesn't quite make sense. Although some of California's tribal leaders might admit being addicted to making campaign contributions, most probably wouldn't. Most probably would say—as they've said in other contexts—that they're just participating in the political system like everyone else. California's tribes have had a lot at stake in recent elections, so they've contributed accordingly.
Note also the other subtle, stereotypical implications of this cartoon:
More of Meyer in the Stereotype of the Month contest
Meyer cartoon shows tipi as casino offering "loose slots"
Cartoon: Owning a Winnebago enough to open a casino
Cartoon implies California Indians want state for casinos
The facts about Indian gaming
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