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Local Newspaper ‘The Missourian’ Runs Racist Cartoon

Written by TrevStone

When I said that I’d be calling out racism, I wasn’t lying. Here we are again. A news paper, The Missourian, decided to run a racist cartoon.

This is exactly what I’m talking about… They’re still trying to make the blackman look as a scary man. How terrible.

Here is how you can contact the newspaper:

Update FROM KSDK

WASHINGTON, Missouri PER KSDK— The owners of The Missourian newspaper issued an apology Wednesday after a racist cartoon was published in its paper.

The cartoon shows a white woman being robbed by a black man and saying, “Help!! Somebody call 911!”

With his hands on the woman’s arm and her purse, the man responds, “Good luck with that, lady … we defunded the police.”

The co-owners of of the newspaper, Susan Miller Warden and Jeanne Miller Wood, posted this message on the website:

“On behalf of all of our employees at The Missourian we are sorry and DISGUSTED for the editorial cartoon that appears in the Wednesday, June 10 edition of the Missourian.

This does not represent the views of The Missourian staff.

This was selected by the Editor/ Publisher, Bill Miller Sr.

BLACK LIVES MATTER”

The cartoonist Tom Stiglich sent the following statement to 5 On Your Side’ Sara Machi:

“Thanks for writing and for giving me the opportunity to respond. First and foremost, may George Floyd rest in peace. he did not deserve to die like that. I do not condone racism or police brutality of any kind. It’s such a hostile environment we’re living in right now, one that needs more law and order, not less. The rioting and looting was extremely disheartening. That cartoon was based solely on violent crime numbers here in the US. To ignore that would be doing a disservice to the reader. Best wishes, Tom” 

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Trevor 'TrevStone' Uren founded Pro Sports Extra in 2011 at the age of 13. He's hosted a podcast since 14 years old and continues to grow each month! He's currently 23 years old and has interviewed hundreds of professional athletes, business owners, and others who are shining online! Uren has built Pro Sports Extra to over 5M monthly visitors.