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Australian editor-in-chief calls on colleagues to support cartoonist accused of racism – The Guardian

Chris Dore tells staff when ‘one of our own’ faces ‘vile, personal and unwarranted attacks’ it’s important to rally around them



The editor-in-chief of the Australian, Chris Dore, has called on his staff to rally around the cartoonist Johannes Leak whose drawing of Joe Bidens running mate, Kamala Harris, has been denounced as racist.
The Labor MPs Andrew Leigh, Mark Dreyfus and Andrew Giles, the former prime minister Kevin Rudd and many journalists were among a chorus of voices who said on Friday the cartoon was offensive and racist for describing the Democrat senator as a little brown girl.
Dore assured staff at the Mu…

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