University of Texas Stands By Racist Trayvon Martin Cartoon
Cartoon was taken down, but then put back up hours later
The University of Texas' school paper The Daily Texan published a pretty bold piece of work on Tuesday. Their cartoonist Stephanie Eisner drew up what she sees all of this Trayvon Martin stuff as in her eyes, yellow journalism. Seeing as how no one in the media hardly uses that term after they graduate from journalism school, it's obvious that she is still in college and enjoying it.
The controversial cartoon was removed from their website yesterday afternoon. While it would be nice to assume that they did it because they found it to be offensive and didn't want any backlash from it, that wasn't the case. According to a note on their site, they did it because the picture was bringing too much traffic for their servers to handle, so they had to give it a rest for a while. When things calmed down, they promptly put it back up with the following message:
A controversial editorial cartoon on the Trayvon Martin shooting was published Tuesday on the Opinion page of The Daily Texan. The Daily Texan Editorial Board recognizes the sensitive nature of the cartoon’s subject matter.
The views expressed in the cartoon are not those of the editorial board. They are those of the artist. It is the policy of the editorial board to publish the views of our columnists and cartoonists, even if we disagree with them.