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June 19th, 2002 • Quill Archives
Censorship is no laughing matter

On April 3, The George Street Observer, the College of Charleston’s student newspaper, published an April Fool’s edition called the George Street Disturber. The mock paper satirized actress Halle Berry’s Oscar acceptance speech; linked a local black street person to Osama bid Laden; and reported that the NAACP would be expanding its economic boycott in South Carolina to include white bed sheets, which, according to the newspaper, the Ku Klux Klan used to spread their hatred.