SUNY Plattsburgh Paper Apologizes for Cartoon

October 29, 2015

The editors of Cardinal Points, the student newspaper of the State University of New York's Plattsburgh campus, have apologized for a cartoon featuring a stereotypical image of a black person, illustrating an article on minority admissions. The cartoon (right) received widespread attention when The Daily Beast wrote an article about it titled, "College Paper Prints the Most Racist Front Page in America."

The student newspaper's apology said, in part, "To be frank, we deeply regret the use of this graphic and any offense or harm it may have caused our friends and peers. As SUNY Plattsburgh students and editors of the newspaper, we are constantly trying to represent the campus community in the best possible way, and in this case, we did not do so. Please know that we do not take this lightly and are using this as a constructive learning experience because we wish, more than anything, to remain an outlet of positivity and inclusion, where all members of our community feel safe and respected."

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