New Furor Over Race and Cartoons at Kentucky University

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The University of Kentucky has this fall been considering the segregation of its Greek system (a common situation at colleges with large fraternity and sorority traditions) and what to do about it. While no solution has been found, black students and white Greeks were suddenly united Friday to condemn the student newspaper for a cartoon that tried to explore the issue.

The cartoon in The Kentucky Kernel featured a black man in chains on an auction block. Three fraternities, “Aryan Omega,” “Alpha Caucasian” and “Kappa Kappa Kappa,” are seen bidding on the man. The caption: “UK Greeks lead the way on integration with this year’s new bids.”

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