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The cartoonist works for the Salt Lake Tribune (SLT), who published it. Paul Huntsman bought the Salt Lake Tribune in 2016 and turned it into what is supposed to be a non-profit. The CFO of the Salt Lake Tribune is Benjamin Wu.

We have heard of “mansplaining” now we have “whitesplaining” from a white man comparing a black man, who grew up under Jim Crow laws, to the KKK. Awful tone deaf ‪@sltrib‬ ‪@Patbagley‬. Expect an apology but I won’t hold my breathe.” (US Congressman Burgess Owens, April 15, 2021)

Paul is the younger brother of Jon Huntsman, former Ambassador to China (and Russia). They are heirs to a nasty chemical empire. Their father served in the Nixon Administration, and so they know Kissinger: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Huntsman_Sr. Ambassador Jon Huntsman statement on China: https://editorials.voa.gov/a/huntsman-on-us-china-relations-85241312/1481704.html

When Paul’s older brother, Jon Huntsman, “was visiting the White House in 1971 during his father’s service as special assistant to the president, Henry Kissinger confided to the 11-year-old that he was secretly traveling to China.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Huntsman_Jr. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsman_Corporation

Brother Peter Huntsman is CEO of Huntsman Corporation, which has bunches of subsidiaries in China (see list further below) and which is a partner to Chinese government owned Sinopec. It also has subsidiaries in Mexico (and elsewhere).

The Salt Lake Tribune may be violating its non-profit status: “Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)(3)_organization#Political_campaign_activities

Utah is only 1% African American; 71% Non-Hispanic White; Over 17% Hispanic. The Hispanic population is growing quickly. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Utah. Hopefully the Hispanics are non-Mormon.

On April 20, 2016, Huntsman Family Investments, a private equity firm headed by Paul Huntsman, son of industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., announced that it would be buying the Tribune. He soon announced plans to take the paper non-profit. In November 2019 the newspaper won approval from the Internal Revenue Service to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Salt_Lake_Tribune Huntsman Family Investments also owns American Pacific Corporation Speciality Chemicals, which produces rocket-grade ammonium perchlorate used in solid propellant rockets, booster motors and missiles. It is a US Department of Defense and NASA contractor.

The CFO of Salt Lake Tribune is Benjamin Wu. About Paul Huntsman:

Utah Delegation’s Statement on The Salt Lake Tribune’s Abhorrent Cartoon Washington, April 15, 2021

U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Representatives Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), and Blake Moore (R-UT) issued this joint statement on The Salt Lake Tribune’s insulting “cartoon” regarding Congressman Burgess Owens (R-UT).

“The Salt Lake Tribune recently published a repugnant ‘cartoon’ comparing Congressman Burgess Owens, our esteemed colleague and only black member of the Utah delegation, to a member of the Ku Klux Klan. This racially charged, perverse political statement is beyond the pale. We ask that The Salt Lake Tribune immediately take down this horrific image, issue a formal apology, and hold themselves to a higher standard.” https://stewart.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=750

Huntsman-Sinopec Joint venture:
Huntsman Corp (HUN) Q3 2020 Earnings Call Transcript
HUN earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2020
. https://archive.is/hBPoF

Huntsman And Sinopec Form Joint Venture To Build And Operate PO/MTBE Facility In Nanjing, China Huntsman Corporation  Nov 13, 2012,https://archive.is/MjY3R

Yep, the cartoonist’s a Mormon. It’s Salt Lake City: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Bagley

US Congressman Owens was raised Baptist, but converted to Mormonism:

Peter Huntsman, after death of his father, guides Huntsman Corp. to specialized future“, by Katherine Blunt July 12, 2018| Updated: July 13, 2018 11:30 p.m. https://archive.is/QigOX#selection-2579.0-2611.33

CEO Peter Huntsman owns 3.4% of Huntsman Corp. shares.
Could The Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?” Simply Wall Street, November 28 2020: https://archive.is/x3Wg8

There were 9 Huntsman children, and 8 are still living. If the 8 have 3.4% each, and the heirs of the 9th have 3.4%, then the Huntsmans would own 30.6% of the shares.

Biden Talked Tough on China 3 Weeks Ago, But Look at the Deal He Just Inked with Our Biggest Adversary

Sinopec is a major subsidiary of Chinese government owned China Petrochemical Corporation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Petrochemical_Corporation

Huntsman Subsidiaries China:

Huntsman Mexico and elsewhere found here: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1307954/000143774921002772/ex_214670.htm