A cartoon in the University of Louisiana Lafayette Vermillion has angered some students, but it’s defended by the artist’s girlfriend.
GIRLFRIEND SYDNEI PROSPER: “To use an outdated stereotype such as fried chicken or grape soda, is clearly satirical. It’s clearly not intended to be racist in any way.”
VERMILLION EDITOR NICK FONTENOT: “I didn’t want to get into something where I started censoring the staffers. ….Being that [the cartoonist] was black, I thought — ‘Hey, he’s not going to do something that’s offensive to his own race. This is going to be OK.'”
STUDENT ALLEGRA LUMPKIN: “There is racism within your own race, and we need to acknowledge that.”