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(The Onion)   Black Guy Photoshopped In   (theonion.com) divider line
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823 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Dec 2000 at 8:20 AM (19 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2000-12-07 8:55:44 AM  
Sadly, this could have been an actual story. Maybe some religious zealot will quote it as a source in a rail against racism (Jesse Jackson, this one''s for you).


I love egg rolls!
 
2000-12-07 9:16:33 AM  
Too Bad it already has been a true story. University of Wisconsin-Madison was guilty of a similar story a couple of months ago.
 
2000-12-07 1:06:37 PM  
The Onion course catalog bit is directly based on the University of Wisconson-Madison recruitment brochure incident. The name of the inserted student is the same in both stories.
 
2000-12-07 3:40:18 PM  
I am a student at the UW-Madison.

This exact same incident did indeed happen. The Onion also happens to be based in Madison.

The names in fact are not the same.
 
2000-12-07 11:28:36 PM  
OK granted I didn''t check it. But I remember the student was named Jamison. It is a family name so it stuck with me. If I remembered that wrongly then I guess it''s a sign of fast approaching senility :-D.
 
2000-12-07 11:46:14 PM  
Well, I checked and the inserted student was Diallo Shabazz. I don''t know where I got Jamison, maybe I was drunk when I read the original article and it encoded wrong? In any case I apologize for not being more careful.
 
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