Vt. paper defends 'fry Rice' sign supporting team

Associated Press
Vt. paper defends 'fry Rice' sign supporting team

A copy of the Caledonian Record lies on display, Friday, March 8, 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. The Vermont newspaper is being criticized for a poster designed to boost the local high school basketball team before it played in the state championship. On Thursday, the Caledonian Record of St. Johnsbury ran a full-page poster on the back of its main section that included the term “Fry Rice” using a typeface that mimicked Chinese calligraphy. In a letter to the Caledonian Record publisher, the Asian American Journalists Association said it was appalled by the page’s racist undertones. The letter asked the paper to acknowledge its lapse in judgment. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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