Cartoons no laughing matterI don't get my undies in a bunch when off-color or (in this case - idiotic) racial/ethnic jokes are told, like Michael Paul regularly does - or professes to. Some of them can actually be quite funny, including the one I posted to the weblog yesterday. I've even been known to reproduce a few choice Ethiopian jokes here. Good ones, however. And there are some side-splitting Appalachian jokes floating around. Heard the one about the hill jack who ...
By Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist
Charlottesville - The comic strip in The Cavalier Daily was as perplexing as it was offensive.
Titled "Ethiopian Food Fight," it featured bald men in loincloths pummeling each other with stools, chairs, boots and pillows. (link)
We here try to maintain a sense of humor. About ourselves as well as everyone else.
But a college newspaper? What on earth was this kid thinking?