Everyone who works on racial issues in the US knows that underneath a thin veneer of civility lies the ancient beast. The beast hides in deadly prisons and in mute history books. The beast does not come out into the direct light, but it breathes in the shadows of our attention waiting until moments like this. This racist cartoon was published in the Daily Texan before being removed. It casts the Treyvon Martin case as an attack by “colored” people upon “white” people. Anyone who believes that the evil of white supremacy is dead in our nation lives in a deep trance. Thanks to reporter Joshunda Saunders for not letting the disturbing story slip by.