The editors at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Cardinal Points student newspaper write:
It has come to our attention that the graphic in question [published last Friday] not only has a disconnect to the article it was created to work with, but it also unintentionally features offensive and stereotypical elements that misrepresent African American students.
To be frank, we deeply regret the use of this graphic and any offense or harm it may have caused our friends and peers. As SUNY Plattsburgh students and editors of the newspaper, we are constantly trying to represent the campus community in the best possible way, and in this case, we did not do so.
The school’s president points out that “the student newspaper is produced independent of any editorial control by the college, [but] it still purports to represent us as it is distributed in the community and around campus. As such, we are all included in the eyes of some who will look upon us collectively in what we think and say about this.”
* A message from Cardinal Points editors (cardinalpointsonline.com)
* President Ettling Speaks Out on Cardinal Points Illustration (plattsburgh.edu)
* Controversial cartoon a hot topic on campus (wptz.com)
* Minority admission rates examined (with graphic) (Google cache)