Racist Cartoons in Student Newspaper Spark Outrage

Apr 29, 2016

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Students at Wesley College in Dover have expressed outrage over two racially charged cartoons that appeared in the student newspaper last week.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that one of the cartoons 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.

On Tuesday, university president Robert E. Clark III sent a letter to students, saying he was disappointed by the depiction in the Whetstone newspaper. He apologized to anyone who was offended by the cartoons.

Clark, the cartoonist and the paper's editor held a town hall-style event to discuss the cartoon with students.