The Cavalier Daily, the Virginia’s student-run newspaper, has come under fire from students for publishing a racist article in its April Fools’ Day edition. One article entitled “ABC agents tackle Native American student outside Bodo’s Bagels” drew parallels to the recent case involving UVA student Martese Johnson, who was beaten by ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) officers near the school’s campus.
The article also parodied Native American names, making references to fictional students “Strong Buffalo,” “Rabbit in the Grass,” and “Dances with Wolves.”
The newspaper deleted the piece and released an official statement, apologizing for this piece and another one about a fraternity throwing a Rosa Parks-themed party. The statement said that “The April Fools edition is not meant to come at the expense of our peers. We neglected to foresee that these pieces would come across as the latter, and for that, we regret their publication.”
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