Hundreds Of UK Students Protest Cartoon

Outrage on the University of Kentucky campus today as hundreds of students protest a cartoon that appeared in the student newspaper.

The cartoon ran this morning, and hours later students were on the streets protesting.
The cartoon raised the issues of slavery, segregation, and hate.
Students say the picture represent a dark part of history that should stay in history.

A spokesperson for the university says the Kentucky Kernel is an independent publication with the rights to print what it wants, and students, as U.S. Citizens, have the right to protest.


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  • by Allison Location: Lexington on Oct 9, 2007 at 06:20 PM
    Oh please spare me Mike. Are you an African American? Probably not, so you don't know.
  • by Mike Location: Lexington on Oct 5, 2007 at 06:57 PM
    This picture is a poor representation of the cartoon. It's focus was really that white Greek organizations are being slow to integrate and was not meant, according to the cartoonist, himself, to offend anyone in the black community. It was misinterpreted and taken out of context.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2007 at 05:06 PM
    If you you want to see slavry and the effects in history go to the history center in frankfort. It's a part of our lives we have to live with
  • by Sophi Location: UK on Oct 5, 2007 at 04:54 PM
    The University of Kentucky should not support the Kernel and the spokesperson should have openly condemned the cartoon.

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