Last year, I reported about Grant Woolard, a student cartoonist at the University of Virginia, who created a national stir for two cartoons that were published in the Cavalier Daily. Both the editor and cartoonist later apologized for running the cartoons. Woolard has set off another controversy this week that resulted in about 200 students holding a sit-in outside the newspaper’s office demanding that he be fired. The cartoon depicted “nine nearly naked black men fighting each other with sticks, stools, boots and a pillow” and ran with a caption, “Ethiopian Food Fight.”
Herb Ladley, the editor-in-chief, said running the cartoon was a mistake and that a decision regarding Wooldard would come tomorrow and that he’d address the issue in an upcoming editorial.
The cartoon has been removed from their web site.