Non aux contrôles racistes

Daily Kos has a great collection of cartoons by Cabu for Charlie Hebdo – anti-racism cartoons to be specific.

Below are cartoons drawn over the past several decades by Cabu, one of the most emblematic cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo (if not the most). Cabu was murdered along with his colleagues this past week. He was 75 years old.

Although no media outlet in the US will show you these images, they can all be found online with a simple Google search.

“No to racist identity checks.”

That’s Jean-Marie Le Pen of the Front National, saying “We want to be able to go out at night without being afraid!” He doesn’t mean without being afraid of white supremacist gangs armed with clubs.

See Daily Kos for the rest.

H/t Kausik



  1. sff9 says

    Yeah, Cabu was anti-racist, and as you can see, could be witty and clever. He was also a pacifist and had been an environmentalist for decades, well before it was mainstream.

    He contributed to the opening credits of a children broadcast in the 80’s, RécréA2. Many seem to remember him dearly because of this (not me, I was too young); I have read several reports from comic book illustrators (notably Manu Larcenet) that it was these opening credits that prompted their vocation to become illustrators.


  1. […] Secondly, the claims are untrue and those making them are, at best, both ignorant and too lazy to check their facts. The point to bear in mind here is that Charlie Hebdo is a French paper commenting on French domestic news. When someone cherry picks an image and, without understanding the context, the target or the joke, uses it to level accusations, they are veering from being ignorant to being disingenuous. So, with that in mind, here’s a collection of anti-racist cartoons by Cabu for Charlie Hebdo from Daily Kos (via). […]

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