Several Slippery Rock University students protested the running of A K Chronicles cartoon that depicted an African-Ameican with a noose around his neck saying, “You’re doing this because I’m black, aren’t you?” while white characters accused him of playing the race card.
The cartoon even led some students to show up to the Union with nooses around their own necks. Terrell Foster, an SRU student from Harrisburg says, “They put this in the paper thinking it would be funny. How funny is it when it’s real? When you see someone walking around with a noose on their neck, it’s not as funny no more.”
The editor and academic advisor of “The Rocket” have no comment on the situation, telling us only that the cartoon is a nationally syndicated comic, something they’ve put in their pages for the past three years.
A peaceful march and protest is being planned by the campus NAACP chapter and Black Action Society.