Monkey cartoon draws fire from black leader (AFP)

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the Liberty City neighborhood on January 29, 2009 in Miami, Florida. A political cartoon in the New York Post Wednesday that portrayed the author of the US economic recovery plan as a monkey was denounced as offensive by black civil rights leader Al Sharpton.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Joe Raedle)AFP – A political cartoon in the New York Post Wednesday that portrayed the author of the US economic recovery plan as a monkey was denounced as offensive by black civil rights leader Al Sharpton.

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