Political cartoon sparks backlash in North Carolina

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ROXBORO, N.C. –The publisher of The Roxboro Courier-Times plans to respond to backlash from its readers over a political cartoon it published depicting black males looting from a drug store during Baltimore’s riots this week.

“He didn’t mean to be racist. He’s never in his years of working for the newspaper intended to hurt anybody.” said Gerald Wallace with Person County’s Democratic Party, referring to publisher Brinn Clayton Wallace. “It did hurt him and he will be making an apology as soon as possible.”

Clayton, who declined to comment to WTVD, met with Wallace at the paper’s headquarters this afternoon.

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