A student cartoonist who draws for the Daily Mississippian at the University of Mississippi, Oxford (Ole Miss) has received numerous death threats because of his cartoons condemning white supremacy and racial hatred. Beginning long before the events in Charlottesville, Jake Thrasher had been waging a battle through his cartoons against the white supremacy elements that seem to be so active on his and many other college campuses. The battle lines on his campus seem to be drawn around the state flag that still displays the Confederate battle flag as part of its design.
Jake, after a deluge of highly threatening emails, reports that he has felt physically endangered, abandoned and exposed. It would seem there is a conspiracy of indifference towards these kinds of white supremacist assaults which in some cases amount to tacit approval.
He reports that non-student white supremacist groups have easy access to the college campus where they interact with many possibly sympathetic student organizations.
Jake is a chemistry major and has won many awards for his cartooning and his journalism work. He is the staff cartoonist on the Daily Mississippian, the student paper at Ole Miss.
Cartoonists Rights Network International condemns the hate groups that are threatening Mr. Thrasher and we strongly advise that the Chancellor of the University provide protection and support to any students including cartoonist Jake Thrasher who may be receiving death threats from white supremacist organizations or individuals.
Cartoonists Rights Network International.