You Won't Believe UT's Daily Texan Trayvon Martin Cartoon (UPDATED)

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"Colored boy"?
It's no surprise that the Web sites for the University of Texas's Daily Texan and their cartoonist Stephanie Eisner are overloaded at the moment.

That's because an astonishing Eisner cartoon on the Trayvon Martin case is whipping `round the Web. Gawker, among others, has highlighted it.

Thanks to them, we're able to see the image, which has since been taken off the Texan site.

And, well...words fail. Way to go, Longhorns.

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A mom is reading her child the endearing book Trayvon Martin and the Case of Yellow Journalism.

The book apparently includes this passage, and you can see the odd graphics highlighting choice words: "And then, the Big Bad White white man killed the handsome, sweet, innocent colored boy."

Oh my.

An explanation no doubt soon to come from the Texan, as soon as they stop being overwhelmed.

Update:The cartoon is back up with only this explanation: "Editor's note: This comic was temporarily taken down at 2:20 a.m. to alleviate web traffic and prevent the web site from crashing. It was republished at 4:50 p.m.."

Update II: The explanation from the Daily Longhorn editorial board:

A controversial editorial cartoon on the Trayvon Martin shooting was published Tuesday on the Opinion page of The Daily Texan. The Daily Texan Editorial Board recognizes the sensitive nature of the cartoon's subject matter.

The views expressed in the cartoon are not those of the editorial board. They are those of the artist. It is the policy of the editorial board to publish the views of our columnists and cartoonists, even if we disagree with them.

Update III: Eisner no longer works at the paper, and she has apologized.


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Jermery Daniels
Jermery Daniels

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TimFromLA
TimFromLA

UT? This is he same University that called the band Rush DEV IL WORSHIPERS

Ray
Ray

His murder shows the that some people can't really stand other people.

K P
K P

You know, it's fine that idiots have a voice - the scary part is when they have an audience. Ignore this woman and her idiotic cartoon please. Commenting on it gives it credence. Shove it under the rug and pretend this Eisner moron never existed, it's the best thing to do.

Samian
Samian

I've already started a petition to get Ms. Eisner reinstated.Please please please post this on your social networking websites (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and email this link to your friends and family as a show of support!

http://www.change.org/petition... 

WALKERTHELMA
WALKERTHELMA

I TRULY HOPE THAT IF MS EISNER HAS CHILDREN NOW OR LATER, THAT SUCH A TRADGEDY WILL NOT HAPPEN TO HER. IF IT DOES SHE WILL FEEL (MAYBE EVEN UNDERSTAND) THE GRIEF OF  ANY PARENT WHO LOSES A CHILD DUE THEIR SKIN COLOR OR JUST SIMPLY HATEFUL AGGRESSION.

Pat in San Luis Obispo
Pat in San Luis Obispo

Politically correct? No!  Profain or racist? No!.  Taken to the extreme to make a point?  Absolutley!  Hey, but isn't that what satirical cartoons are suppose to do?  Absolutely! 

The Daily Texan should be ashamed of their lack uf support for Eisner's right to represent a valid sentiment held by many people in the US.  Sam Houston is rolling in his grave!

ShakingMyHead61
ShakingMyHead61

Ronald McFondled, the original photo of Zimmerman was his mug shot from an earlier arrest. They have since released a current photo. Father is white, mother is of hispanic descent (NOT BLACK), ergo Zimmerman is white. Not to hard to follow.

ShakingMyHead61
ShakingMyHead61

Okay, RAFTERBY, let's disregard everything that led to this discussion. Maybe if we pretend hard enough Treyvon wouldn't be dead!

Code37
Code37

You can make millions on their football fields, draw large crowds during the NCAA tournament,  and run like jack rabbits on their track fields.  However, they will always see your color, before acknowledging you and your overwhelming contributions, once you leave the the theatre of play.

1SouthSide1
1SouthSide1

 Stephanie Eisner  just earned herself a foot up her a_s_s_.

Jackiebway
Jackiebway

she wanted to print this cartoon, i guess it was funny to her. this child was shot. what a sad world we live in, that we cannot respect another even if they are dead.  i guess formal training is out the window. you learn this from 2-4 yrs old respect & sensitivity.  she gave her mother a black eye.

swilliams
swilliams

this country is going backwards instead of forward-nothing is funny about a young man being killed- regardless of what his color is

voice of reason
voice of reason

Trayvon Martin, 17, was shot last month by George Zimmerman. Nobody disputes that, so the racists start to say Trayvon was this or that. One thing for sure, Trayvon was minding his own business and did not attack George's pickup truck, George got out and picked the fight,fatally shot an innocent young man and how he is walking free I cannot fathom, I hope they are able to pick him up and try him. As for Stephanie Eisner her cartoon is blatantly racist, implying that the media is too sympathetic to the victim of a crime.  

Whiteflatkid
Whiteflatkid

one paper said he was shot by a white hispanic-----if a mexican shoots a coloered boy he turns white?

Eddie
Eddie

Well in her defense, there are SOME people who still use this term. Colored! I'm colored, latino, does that make me colored, too. Why this word is still in use does not make sense anymore. I know that back in the day whites thought only blacks were colored, but guess what? She quit over this I can understand, I think she was just poking fun at people who want to appear politically correct, even though they don't want to be.

Rafterb
Rafterb

I am getting a little sick and tired of hearing about this racists crap.   It doesn't seem to quit.     Get a life and get a thicker skin on you.     They are colored,  they are not white,  they are black(  maybe can't say that anymore)..   This political correctnes stuff has gone far enough.!!!!   

Courtney Green
Courtney Green

The problem is that they are trying to hide the evidence...why didn't Zimmerman get a drug test? It is hard to get evidence when your parents and police are trying to cover it up. If there was no outrage I am sure that the evidence would be covered up and he would have moved on with his life. It is the outrage that is driving this case today. This has happened so many times and because its not an "important black person" it has been over looked. Zimmerman said it himself that he didnt think that this would be a big deal. Who can even bare to think that killing a miner is not a big deal? The ridiculous part of this issue is the people who don't think that their is a problem with it. My black brothers have been getting lynched since they came to America, and its about time something is done about this! Its not just black people that want justice is it all different colors of people in America and outside America! The time is now!

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

There are only a few facts in this case that are concrete and it seems the bigotry comments are just as skewed and bias as the sensational media.

FACTS:

Trayvon Martin was shot on Feb 26, 2012 in Stanford, FL. He was 17, around 6'2", and 140-150 pounds when he died. He was African American, black, whatever term is preferred.He was staying with his father and girlfriend after his 3rd suspension from school. He was leaving a convenience store with skittles, an iced tea, cellphone, and wearing a hoodie pulled over head.It was raining.

George Zimmerman is the admitted shooter. He is 28 years old, around 5'9", and roughly 250 pounds.He is of mixed European and Hispanic race.He has a criminal background of violence, and a mugshot photo from earlier years that was released. He made several recorded calls to 911 about suspicious activity in his neighborhood, making several references to black males. He reported to the 911 dispatcher that he believed Martin was on drugs.He pursued Martin in car and on foot (the evidence is recorded on tape). He was armed and shot Martin. He was never officially arrested or charged, but brought in for questioning, claimed self defense, and was released on his statement alone.

All other information is speculation, hearsay, information that was later released or claimed with absolutely no documentation, or testimony of eye witnesses which is not at all concrete or reliable.

My questions:

Where is the first police report???Where is the medical report???If you are claiming self defense after being beaten, wouldn't anyone on the scene be smart enough to take photos for concrete evidence??? Why didn't anyone save the "grassy shirt" as evidence???

I never studied crime scenes, only watched a lot of Bones and Law and Order...and I could have done a much better job with gathering evidence and making it CONCRETE!!!

So if you agree with any of these slick racist/ignorant statements that are similar to New Orleans police officer Jason Giroir "ACT LIKE A THUG, DIE LIKE ONE" then check your facts as you ask of everyone else while I add to these succinct, gloriously ignorant students:

DRESS LIKE A SLUT, EXPECT TO GET RAPED.WALK THE STREETS AFTER MIDNIGHT, EXPECT TO GET SHOT.TEXT AND DRIVE, YOU DESERVE TO DIE. BULLY SOMEONE, AND EXPECT TO BE BLOWN AWAY!!!

Hope none of you Zimmerman supporters have friends and family that fit this description...or you may become victim.of you're own words...sorry!!!

JUST FOR THE RECORD....TO THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT RAISING KIDS ON WELFARE WITH NO EDUCATION...MARTIN'S MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH EMPLOYED!!! OH SO SORRY THEY DON'T FIT YOUR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF GHETTO WELFARE BLACK PEOPLE!!!

Endorsed by a mixed race black with a college education, job, from a middle class background full of professional engineers, nurses, business people, and also working class family members that loves to smile at ignorant people and never let them steal my Joy!!! Keep Smiling, Loving, and Enjoying yourself :)

KublaConn
KublaConn

Number 1: What does the race or ethnicity of the shooter have to do with anything?Number 2: What does the size of the victim have to do with anything?  He was unarmed.Number 3: Not his own?  He was visiting his father who lives in the neighborhood. You need to work on your timeline, Trayvon was pronounced dead by the paramedic at 7:30pm.Number 4: I don't think it's much of a stretch to presume his father was back at the house and expecting his son to return from the store at any moment.

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

Yes and according to your logic Natalee Halloway (and any other girl that has done the same) deserved to be kidnapped, raped, murdered...or whatever happened to her...since she was drunk, out partying, and left with 3 guys from a club late at night...correct??? Guess she played with fire and got burned...and the world goes on...right???

So let's see...1: No person can walk the street late night without "deserving to be killed"2: Someone with a HISTORY OF VIOLENCE WITH POLICE, A GUN, NUMEROUS CALLS TO 911 CONCERNING ONLY BLACKS AND CRAZY ENOUGH TO CALL THEMSELVES SELF APPOINTED NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH (meaning he wasn't anything but a nosey, paranoid prick) AND FOLLOWING SOMEONE IN A CAR AND ON FOOT can just decide...hey...you don't belong here. Let me chase you down, act shock that I'm attacked, and then justify killing with self defense.

When he makes his trip to the grocery store and is shot in cold blood for being a suspected illegal wetback with a weapon...I guess that will be his day of justice. Let's just declare open season on any person of the wrong description, in a neighborhood that's not theirs, and just say hey....combat boots, bald head, I thought he was a skinhead. Blew him away bc he doesn't live here and I didn't like the way he looked at me. This guy looks like a child molested near the park with children...shoot him too!!! I sure hope you follow all the rules before you get burned and we all make a joke of it :-)

But hey keep on smiling...ignorance amuses me.

Noraamccarthy
Noraamccarthy

OMG!!! There are no words to describe this ignorance. Cartoon? Eisner should be jailed for hate crime. Could anyone anywhere find humor in this tragedy? Lowlifes all! The newspaper should be shut down as well for giving this kind sickness a forum. Have they no sense of moral conscience? Censorship - freedom of speech - has nothing to do with this. Some things that fall so low below the evolutionary curve such as this cartoon have no place in a civilized society.

The people who are posting bs support for a murderer or damning this young man would be feeling quite different if it was their child.

Chinaglenn
Chinaglenn

Why is the symbol of Texas a uterous?

Matt Begley
Matt Begley

It is the policy of the editorial board to publish the views of our columnists and cartoonists, even if we disagree with them, or agree wholeheartedly as in this instance. Hey... it's Texas... what'd you expect... we're like the Rush Limbaugh of States.

Hophead
Hophead

this was no sweet kid he was a thug ...........just a punk............and when and if the truth comes out all you cry babys are going to be seen as the hipe eatting fools you are...........all this pc crap has done more harm then good ...... the schools for the last 40 years have cramed the kids heads full of all this crap and now this is the crop we have................and its not going to get better........what would one think is going to happen ? what can one learn when ones  mom and dad never goes to work for a living only to live off of others taxes to be in public housing all of ones life be they black white or what ever the gov. has made this class teer system it has not worked it will never  work and will only leed to a blood bath in the end 

Ronald McFondled
Ronald McFondled

Nice to see a cartoon that stands up against media sensationalism. If you compare Zimmerman's picture on TV to his real picture, you'll notice that they edited the color balance to make him appear more white.

HamletsGhost
HamletsGhost

What's idiotic about it? The cartoonist was pointing out the monumental FAIL of the mainstream media in referring to George Zimmerman as a white man, when anybody who's looked at his photo can clearly see that that is a lie.

 

Evidence continues to come to light that completely discredits the official "Evil whitey" angle. But truth is no obstacle to those who've made up their minds.

larry longmore
larry longmore

 Hispanic is not a color - it is a regional designation. Mr.Z would pass for white in any redneck bar in TX.  So yes, he "became white"

larry longmore
larry longmore

 ah, and you are, I have to assume, an albino - having no color at all.  Its funny how some of us us white folk don't have a problem using terms simply because those terms are not hurtful to us.

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

Sorry for a few spelling errors or misplaced punctuation. Ignorant students should be ignorant statements. I hate auto correct on this cell phone. So sorry.

Kayne
Kayne

Do you know how I can tell that you NEVER listend to the recorded call that Zimmerman mad to the police?

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

Please state FACTS for these people that keep making up their own...I saw one post that said Martin was 180 lbs!!! Really??? He was a slim young man that was never reported weighing more than 160 lbs. Now he was walking around at 2:00 a.m.???

They are releasing coverage of video...yes VIDEO...now showing that he lack signs of a broken nose and severe trauma to the head...examined by a former EMT!!! Oh so ridiculous....gotta smile at it!!!

Kayne
Kayne

Come back to reality and learn the facts.

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

The truth...if someone would have done a cartoon of this nature about Natalee Halloway being a drunk slut sensationalized by the media as a sweet all American teen, as her high school picture portrayed her, and made ignorant and irresponsible comments stating she deserved her fate for acting like a blonde bimbo tramp...and then contested that Jordan van der Sloot and his accomplices were "given a bad light"....people wouldn't be making the same comments....would they???

All we can do is smile through the ignorance.

Slam1263
Slam1263

Nora, I think you should be arrested for stifling free speech.

Thanks for being hateful and ignorant.

Kayne
Kayne

The truth hurts, dosen't it?

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

If you mean "uterus," that's a good point, because that cartoon, along with some crap the young Nazi, I mean Republican, club tweeted--

--they all seem like DICKS at UT

Kayne
Kayne

You need reading glasses.

larry longmore
larry longmore

 NIce, is this all you learned at your last cross burning?

DiaShoni
DiaShoni

He is white. The fact that he is also Peruvian does not change that.

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

Yes I listened to it...and what did I say that was wrong??? U seem to love saying I need to come back to reality and learn the facts...please tell me them!!!

Just for amusement purposes I have listened to it again...and made verbatim notation of the 911 call as reported by the Orlando Sentinel...and here we go....

Disclaimer: All of the information noted in this post is not the full recording of the tape...but sections. Full tape can be heard at the Orlando Sentinel website online.

Zimmerman: Hey my neighborhood has been having some break ins lately and there is this suspicious guy...he looks like he is up to no good. He's on drugs or something...

Dispatcher: Is he White, Black, or Hispanic???

Zimmerman: He looks black. It's raining and he's just walking around...looking about. He's staring at all the houses. Now he's staring at me....he's got his hands in his waist band. He's a black male. He's coming to check me out.

Dispatcher: Are you following him??? (wind in the background)

Zimmerman: Yep.

Dispatcher: We don't need you to do that.

Zimmerman: ok.

Dispatcher: Do you want to meet the officers...meet them at the mailboxes???

Zimmerman: Yeah that's fine. Can you tell them to call me so I can tell them where I am???

Hmmm...wonder why he couldn't meet them at the mailboxes??? Did u listen to the tape??? What did I say that was wrong??? In his own RECORDED STATEMENTS for self defense he saying that he was going back to his vehicle...meaning he got out of it...when he was attacked. But please...correct me with the facts instead of making random statements without them. Maybe afterwards I will stop smiling!!!

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

Oh I'm sorry...he stated Martin was 180 lbs...I guess Kayne can teach him a thing or two about facts and reality!!! He sure is determined to tell me he can...but never states his facts at all!!!

Kayne
Kayne

Reality proves that you are ignorant about this subject.

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

When someone you love dies and we all jump online and use our free speech to make cartoon references to it...please continue to stand by that statement.

HamletsGhost
HamletsGhost

Time for you to get a new pair of glasses. 

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

And please remember that Mr. Sloot was cast in the proper light because he later murdered another girl...or am I wrong about that as well??? Mr. Sloot was released after proper evidence was not found to convict him...remember??? Maybe history will have to repeat itself...or maybe I am just the ignorant person that did complete research, both online and news coverage, before writing these statements. Maybe you could say something smarter to enlighten me??? I'm just gonna keep smiling!!!

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

Ignorant of what??? They used the same photo manipulations with Natalee Halloway as they have with Trayvon Martin??? Or am I wrong???

What kind light was Jordan van der Sloot cast in??? What cartoons make fun of her media coverage??? Am I wrong about the facts or comparisons??? If I am...please correct me.

Guest
Guest

I tried that, but you just kept spewing smegma.

AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine
AlwaysSmile#AlwaysShine

The only way to stifle ignorant, irresponsible, insensitive, asinine people is just to ignore them and continue to promote spiritual happiness and acceptance.

Guest
Guest

Wow, what a hateful gloom monger you be. May your exsistence be short, and your passing a blessed event to those that have suffered you.

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