U. Texas Newspaper Publishes Racist Cartoon on Trayvon Martin’s Death
The Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas, published—and then removed from their online edition—a racially offensive cartoon ridiculing the media’s coverage of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death.
The cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, depicts “The Media” as an old motherly type who tells fictitious fables—or “yellow journalism”—to a baby (which likely symbolizes the hundreds of thousands of young Americans who’ve been following the case). The stories are about how the “big bad white” man killed the “handsome, sweet, innocent colored boy.”
Yep, that’s right: They used the word “colored.”