After receiving reader feedback and going through editorial review, we have redacted this column and cover graphic. We realize that the combination of the two stigmatizes people of color and contributes to the reinforcement of stereotypes.
We are committed to being the voice and advocate for the students of Weber State University. Therefore, we regret the negative impact this column has had on our readers.
We adhere to the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, a tenet of which is to minimize harm, and the impact of this piece failed to do so. Effective immediately, we are implementing additional steps to our editorial process in order to assure that every story published exceeds the standards of good journalism.