To the Editors of The Crimson:
The October 9, "Boyd's Eye View" cartoon depicts John Harvard stuck to a tar-baby labeled "South Africa." A tar baby is a racist symbol out of Southern slave-culture as well as an insulting term for a Black person. Its use in the cartoon is both inappropriate and offensive, and I hope that The Crimson will print an apology. Yongjin Im '88
The Crimson apologizes for any perceived racial overtones in the cartoon, which were not intended.