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Published Cartoon of Serena Williams Racist or Not
The Australian Press Council, a media ombudsman group, ruled that a recently published cartoon depicting a tantrum by tennis champion, Serena Williams, was not racist. The National Association of Black Journalists vehemently disagrees, saying that the cartoon was racist and sexist in its depiction. Since cartoons are satirical in nature, who decides what is acceptable content and graphic representation? What guidelines should be followed? Should they be held to a different standard than regular journalism? Click here for the full article. See ME10, Case 8.