When attempts at humor fail, censorship not answer
In describing a fictitious takeover of my office by tribal members, the article used characterizations of Native Americans as savages (“scalpings will increase”) and ridiculously misrepresented the name of an alleged local tribe (the “Walla Walla Navajo”). In doing so, the article continued the long, painful, and not-funny history of depicting Native Americans in the most negative light and conveying disrespect for, and misunderstanding of, their tribal organizations.
It's amazing that people still think they can stereotype Indians in the name of "satirizing" stereotypes. Get a clue, you witless Whitmanites. When you write about Indians scalping people without editorial comment, you aren't satirizing anything. You're repeating and reinforcing a negative stereotype for perhaps the millionth time.
Below: An illustration from another student article about Indians.