The assimilated Negro thinks so.
These images [of monkeys and other simians] strike me as racial Rorschach tests; they reveal more about your own personal racialized perspective, than actual objective truth on malicious racist intent.
Also, in the post I didn't get to include my two scientific nits on this matter:
1. monkeys and chimps aren't the same. check the wiki.
2. monkey scientists are telling us there's only 2% difference between the DNA of chimps and humans, so technically, the insult wouldn't be that far off from the truth. And is universally applicable to blacks, whites, asians etc.
But the Reverend Al needs something to fuss about, or he will be out of a job. Since Al can't pass as a Muslim, being a Christian Rev and all, (where's his church?) he has to settle for the next best thing, resenting unintended slurs as an offended African American.