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Statement on editorial cartoon

Posted February 2, 2021 6:56 p.m. EST

Statement from Seth Effron, Opinion Editor for Capitol Broadcasting Company:

“Editorial cartoons are creative and provocative, using hyperbole and satire. No one believes Republicans on the State Board of Education are members of the Ku Klux Klan.  The editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon is meant to point out that these members of the State Board are trying to wipe out from the social studies curriculum the record of racism which includes the Klan and the segregationist practices that were imposed in our state and nation’s history.”

Lt. Gov. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson's Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 news conference  can be viewed here.

For the full and accurate account of what was presented and said, you can listen to the Jan. 27, 2021 State Board of Education meeting here -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFshUQdh1o&t=6s

Capitol Broadcasting Opinions, including editorial cartoons, are operated separately and independently from WRAL-TV news and other divisions of the company. Further inquiries should be directed to Seth Effron, Capitol Broadcasting Company opinion editor at seffron@capitolbroadcasting.com

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