Student Newspaper Apologizes Over Trayvon Martin Cartoon
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The editorial board of the University of Texas student newspaper has apologized for a racially charged cartoon about media coverage of the killing of a Florida teen.
The Daily Texan's five-member editorial board apologized Wednesday night, a day after publishing the cartoon about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
The unarmed black youth was shot last month by a white neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. The volunteer claimed self-defense.
The Daily Texan cartoon mentioned the race of both individuals and criticized the media's coverage of the death, describing it as "yellow journalism." The cartoon portrayed a mother reading to a child about the killing.
The student cartoonist has also apologized and no longer works for The Daily Texan.
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