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Faculty Discusses Racist Cartoon

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SUNY Plattsburgh faculty meet to discuss racist cartoon

Plattsburgh State faculty met Friday afternoon to discuss what actions they can take in the wake of the publication of a racially controversial cartoon.
The cartoon illustrating a black-faced graduate in the ghetto has hurt and outraged many on campus. The head of the faulty senate called an all faculty meeting Friday to discuss what actions campus leaders and teachers can take.

Educational Opportunity Program director Kyla Relaford says the cartoon was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “It was that moment that students finally said enough is enough. And to some degree this was particularly egregious because the Cardinal Points newspaper is run by their peers.”

A diversity march is planned on campus Monday.

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