Campus Paper Suspends Opinion Section after Column on Asians

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Boulder, Colo. (AP) The University of Colorado student newspaper has placed its opinion section on hiatus after a staffer wrote a satire saying asians “hate us all.”

The column by Max Karson triggered protests and prompted university and campus press officials to apologize.

The column said asians should be rounded up and forced to play drinking games and endure other ordeals until they change. It was posted on the newspaper web site on February 18th.

Editor-in-chief Cassie Hewlings says the campus press has taken no action against Karson, but as a columnist he has no current duties while the opinion section is on hiatus. There was no word on how long that might be.

Karson hasn't responded to an e-mail seeking comment. He has no listed phone number.

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