An editorial cartoon published in the University of Texas' campus newspaper is making waves, with some students labelling it racist.

UPDATED 10:48 AM - 26 Aug 2013

The cartoon criticises the media coverage surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed boy who was shot by a neighbourhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida.

Some students are calling for the artist to be punished for the cartoon, which they say suggests the media has over-hyped the issue.