‘Memphis’ Magazine Apologizes for Racist Caricature of Mayoral Candidate Tami Sawyer

Maria Perez
Sep 6, 2019 - 11:30
'Memphis' Magazine Apologizes for Racist Caricature of Mayoral Candidate Tami Sawyer

A magazine in Memphis has pulled its September issue from shelves after receiving backlash for its illustrated caricatures of mayoral candidates.

Memphis magazine issued an apology on August 31 after many deemed its caricature of mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer offensive. Sawyer, who is Black, is pictured with exaggerated and offensive features, along with fellow Black mayoral candidate Willie Herenton and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, the Commercial Appeal reported.

“We have received negative responses from several readers regarding the political...

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