LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky Board of
Trustees has condemned a racially charged editorial cartoon that
appeared in the student newspaper October fifth.
Law student Brad Fletcher drew the cartoon that depicted a black
man, bare-chested on a slave auction block. His left leg was bound
by a chain. A white auctioneer refers to the man as a "young
buck," while taking bids from three fictitious fraternities whose
names indicate that they are racist.
UK President Lee Todd criticized the cartoon as "unfortunate"
and said it does not represent the values embraced and shared at
UK. Editor Keith Smiley of the newspaper -- "the Kernel" -- has
apologized for the cartoon. The Kernel is an independent newspaper
and UK has no control over its content.