Letter: Beware stereotypes 2

February 8, 2002

The negative racial stereotype in the cartoon that accompanied the article "30% dropout rate dismays Australians" ( THES , January 25) shows your antenna for institutional racism were not plugged in.

Disparaging indigenous art as crude and childlike is still a strong tendency. The cartoon is no joke.

Paula Burnett
Department of English
Brunel University

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