Thanks, DD. I appreciate you reaching out. The cartoon was not intended to be hurtful; however, clearly it was. I wanted to be respectful with the depiction of the woman and children, portraying their care for each other as sincere and the concern on their faces indicative of the current racial strife they face. My intent in the cartoon was to project the Democrat party lacking in care and effective measures, yet continuing to be supported. I stand by that intended message. I've had emails from those offended which have allowed me to have lengthy, respectful conversations with them on the cartoon's subject. Those conversations have given me a feel for the elements of the cartoon that were offensive and I'll take that lesson into future cartoons. Sincerely, Al.