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OU president sees blackface incidents as ‘call to action’

The Associated Press and Tulsa World - January 27, 2019 9:05 am

(Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – The president of the University of Oklahoma says recent videos showing people in blackface serve as a “call to action” as the university continues to pursue a more inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty.
President Jim Gallogly told the Tulsa World on Friday that these incidents have hurt the university and he has formed a committee to review the student code of conduct. He says the incidents this month show racial insensitivity and that the university community “should have a low tolerance” for such acts.
Several videos were posted to social media Wednesday showing a man with black paint on his face walking around Norman. Campus police are investigating.
The incident came less than a week after two students withdrew from OU and apologized after a video showed one of the women wearing blackface and using a racial slur.

 

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