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Racist Australian cartoon shows Indian's eating solar panels

A cartoon published in a leading Australian daily today depicted Indians as starving and eating solar panels, drawing rebuke with many condemning it as "racist".

Melbourne, December 14, 2015 | UPDATED 22:12 IST
Cartoon in The Australian
A cartoon published in a leading Australian daily today depicted Indians as starving and eating solar panels, drawing rebuke with many condemning it as "racist".

The cartoon appeared in the Rupert Murdoch-owned The Australian in response to the Paris climate conference.
The cartoon shows an emaciated Indian family breaking up solar panels and one person trying to eat them with mango chutney.
The climate deal was clinched with the approval of India, China and the US, after days of tough negotiations with the legally-binding pact seeking to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and committing USD 100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing nations.
India had bargained hard on behalf of developing countries and demanded that developed countries take on more responsibility and provide financial support to developing nations so that they could make a switch to green technology.
India also mooted the International Solar Alliance initiative which was launched during the Paris conference.
The cartoon sparked furore in the social media and academic circles with many slamming it as racist.
Amanda Wise, an associate professor of sociology at Macquarie University, said in her view the cartoon was shocking and would be unacceptable in the UK, the US or Canada.
"This cartoon is unequivocally racist and draws on very base stereotypes of third world, underdeveloped people who don't know what to do with technology," Wise told Guardian Australia.
"India is the technology centre of the world right now and has some of the most high-tech industries on the planet in that part of the world. The underlying message is that people in developing countries dont need all these technologies to do with climate change -- they need food," she said.
The cartoon was widely condemned on Twitter, with many users drawing attention to India's rapidly developing sustainable energy sector.
Deakin University Professor Yin Paradies, whose research includes the economic effects of racism, also took the view the cartoons message was clearly racist.
"The message ... is that India is too stupid to handle renewable energy and should stick to coal," Paradies was quoted as saying.
"Suggesting that developing nations are stupid is racist given that such nations are invariably associated with specific racial groups (i.e. non-whites)," he said.

Australian 'racist' cartoon shows starving Indians trying to eat solar panels

A cartoon in The Australian newspaper mocking the Paris climate change deal has provoked outrage on social media and in the Indian press

A newspaper cartoon in Australia showing starving Indians attempting to eat solar panels with mango chutney has been criticised as racist and drawing on “a stereotype from the 1950s”.
The cartoon, by Bill Leak, one of the nation’s best-known cartoonists, appeared in The Australian, a daily broadsheet published by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp which has tended to take a sceptical approach to action on climate change.
Chris Kenny, a columnist at the newspaper, told IBTimes India that the cartoon was "mocking the Paris deal for spending aid on climate instead of reducing poverty", adding that "solar panels are not the greatest need in developing world".
But the cartoon prompted a tirade of criticism on social media and in the Indian media.

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