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The morning after Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, students at the University of Arizona opened the Daily Wildcat and found a cartoon about the election - a cartoon many found offensive. On Wednesday, November 19, the man who drew that cartoon was on the UA campus defending himself.
There was a lot of anger when the strip first came out, but surprisingly enough, people seemed very understanding once they learned the context of Knight's work. The only thing Knight did apologize for was the fact that the comic ran the day after the election. It was scheduled to run in October, and the editor of the Daily Wildcat apologized for the mistake.