Issue a public apology to the immigrant community and take direct action towards Gary Varvel's racist cartoons.
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This past Friday, November 21st, the Gary Varvel cartoon pictured above was published by the Indianapolis Star.
We feel that Gary Varvel's work past and present, is an example of blatant racism. His current cartoon featured in the Indy Star (since removed) portrays a dangerous depiction of undocumented immigrants. The image Varvel created is reminiscent of cartoons depicting degrading Jewish stereotypes in Nazi Germany. This sort of flagrant fear-mongering against a vulnerable population is absolutely irresponsible and completely unacceptable.
We feel that this depiction of immigrants is a direct attack on our character by portraying us as criminals, invaders and unwelcomed guests.
We immigrants are students, parents, neighbors, volunteers and hardworking people who want to contribute to the community and we refuse to be portrayed in this demeaning light.
We respect freedom of speech but we question the judgment of an institution that would publish this. We are calling for a BOYCOTT of the IndyStar and the Gannett Company until a public apology is issued.
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