Author: Cindy Buckley Koren

Professor of Communications Design at PrattMWP College of Art and Design and founder of the {meetinghouse} creative collaborative.

The Daily Show claims to have “solved racism”

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 10.49.17 AMJust about every news outlet and late night comedy show covered the news about the village that voted to keep its controversially racist seal—except the Daily Show who waited a week to air their story admitting that they “kinda, sorta, partially, caused it.” (more…)

Whitesboro Wrestles for Respect.


The current seal used on stationary and

It is true, on January 11, 2016 the village of Whitesboro residents voted 157-55 to keep the seal that seems to depict a white man choking or strangling a Native American.

Village officials claim the seal depicts a friendly wrestling match between Hugh White, the town’s founder, and a member of the local Oneida tribe. Some have called the logo “racist” and “offensive,” prompting residents to consider several new images as a possible replacement, including pictures submitted by a local resident and several from “The Daily Show“. (more…)