I really don’t know how to advise you on your school busing problem- If i want to bus people someplace, I just go ahead and bus em!

Title

I really don’t know how to advise you on your school busing problem- If i want to bus people someplace, I just go ahead and bus em!

Creator

Oliphant, Pat

Description

During his visit to China between February 21 and 28, 1972, the Chinese government held diplomatic talks with President Richard Nixon and encouraged his tour of monuments. This trip coincided with federal court rulings in support of using busing to integrate American schools. Pat Oliphant drew Nixon sitting down, having some tea, and taking some advice from China's Supreme Chairman Mao Zedong about the school busing problem. He humorously presents a democratic son asking his totalitarian, communist father for advice. The cartoonist may be critiquing Nixon’s anti-busing position because he points out that only Nixon faced re-election.

Source

Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Format

jpeg

Contributor

Ellis, Ian

Type

cartoon

Date Modified

Fall 2023

Is Part Of

National Political Cartoon Collection, Volume 405

Language

English

Date Copyrighted

February 25, 1972

Files

Advice Mao to Nixon 25 February 1972 Ellis.jpeg

Citation

Oliphant, Pat, “I really don’t know how to advise you on your school busing problem- If i want to bus people someplace, I just go ahead and bus em!,” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed February 25, 2024, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/9024.