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On racism in satire: A response to the March 15 Combat Zone cartoon

After careful consideration and counsel from multiple sources, The Trail has decided not to reprint the cartoon due to sensitivity concerns. We encourage the campus community to view the cartoon in the archives at soundideas.pugetsound.edu/thetrail_all/2513/. Click on “March 15 Original Version.”   By Hanna Woods and Linnea Stoll On March 15, the Combat Zone published the headline “Isiaah Crawford sees his shadow; spring is cancelled.” The headline was accompanied by a picture of a groundhog with a drawing of President Crawford’s face photoshopped over the groundhog’s head. The drawing of...
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Letter From the Combat Zone Editor

Dear Campus Community,   I write to you today to sincerely apologize on behalf of myself and the Combat Zone for publishing a culturally offensive image in the March 15 issue of The Trail. Though the intent was lighthearted, the image itself was reminiscent of deeply painful images meant to dehumanize people of color, and for that harm I write to express my deepest regret.   When writing and producing satire, we have a responsibility to maintain sensitivity to the potential impact of our work, as well as to educate...
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