Daily Texan cartoonist apologizes

Cartoonist Stephanie Eisner says:

I apologize for what was in hindsight an ambiguous cartoon related to the Trayvon Martin shooting. I intended to contribute thoughtful commentary on the media coverage of the incident, however this goal fell flat.

I would like to make it explicitly clear that I am not a racist, and that I am personally appalled by the killing of Trayvon Martin. I regret any pain the wording or message of my cartoon may have caused.

UPDATE (4:48 ET): I just talked to Daily Texan adviser Doug Warren and he said the editorial board is meeting now and will be issuing an apology this evening. I asked why his post about the controversy is no longer online, and he said he felt it wasn’t helping the situation so it was taken down.

* Daily Texan and cartoonist cave in over Trayvon Martin drawing
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