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Friday, March 24, 2000
Houston, Texas
Volume 65, Issue 118

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To the editor,

I am writing in response to the comic strip "Freaky Tales" by Mark Nasso, which ran on March 22. For those of you who didn't read Wednesday's edition of The Daily Cougar, Nasso has Jesse Jackson killed in his comic strip.

I and many other students took part in the march with Jackson in support of equal funding for Texas Southern University. That march meant a lot to me and many others, because for many of us it was the first time to be part of the civil rights experience.

That march linked me to the common experience that we all share -- that is, the gathering of people from every walk of life to overthrow and uproot injustice in the system.

Nasso's comic is a slap in the face of everything we've worked so hard for. Many people sacrificed their lives, just so one day we could have the opportunity to be in college.

To be frank, Nasso pissed on the memory of my people. 

Moreover, he disgraced the spirit of my ancestors and that deserves a grave punishment. He offended many people with his comic strip and it communicates to me his blatant disregard for human life and the human experience.

Thank you, Mr. Nasso, for being a prime example to the University that racism still exists.

Craig Walker,
senior, economics


To the editor,

I just want to say that the "Freaky Tales" from March 21 and 22 were extraordinarily entertaining and funny, especially in light of Jesse Jackson's recurring failure to examine the facts and do any research before trying to create publicity for himself. I hope you aren't inundated with complaints from ignorant, bandwagon-jumping people about this strip. Good job!

Andy Steinke,
sophomore, math



Letters Policy

Letters to the editor are welcome from all members of the UH community and should focus on issues, not personalities. Letters must be typed and must include the author's name, telephone number and affiliation with the University. Anonymous letters will not be published. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, language and space. Letters may be delivered in person to Room 151, Communication; e-mailed to dclettrs@mail.uh.edu; or faxed to (713) 743-5384.

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