In what was supposed to be a story about Marquette University removing a mural that celebrated Assata Shakur, Yahoo decided to overshadow that with a sensational headline. In the article titled, “Marquette removes mural celebrating fugitive cop killer,” the site clearly knew how to get traffic.
The mural in question was on display at Marquette’s student union’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, on Monday after a professor noticed it.
“I didn’t do any brilliant investigative journalism,” John McAdams told WISN-TV. “I just read the
The mural featured two quotes, one of which read, “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them”
McAdams, who is currently suspended from the university for defending a student who made homophobic comments, is in agreement of the school removing the photo.
The university issued a statement saying:
Our university’s senior leadership just became aware of a mural that was created and displayed in a remote area of campus. This is extremely disappointing as the mural does not reflect the Guiding Values of Marquette University. It is being removed immediately. We are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the mural and will take appropriate action.