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Students Upset Over School Paper’s Racially Charged Cartoon
By Associated Press
Published May 5, 2016

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Students at Wesley College in Delaware have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper in April.

Media outlets report that one of the cartoons in the Whetstone newspaper depicted an African-American woman saying she was getting an abortion. The other depicted a black man telling a gardening tool it looked “like a hoe.”


Tiffany Griffin, a Wesley senior, said the anger over the cartoons spread over social media.

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The News Journal reports that university President Robert Clark III held a town hall-style event Monday with the cartoonist and editor, who are both African-American, to discuss the cartoons with students. In a letter to students Tuesday, Clark said he was disappointed and apologized to anyone who was offended by the cartoons.

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