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Duke Apologizes for Blackface Photo on Athletics Website

Duke Apologizes for Blackface Photo on Athletics Website
November 14, 2012

Just about every November features controversies in which photographs surface on Facebook or other social media sites featuring students in blackface Halloween costumes. This week, however, Duke University is apologizing for a such a photograph -- showing members of the women's lacrosse team, one in blackface -- that appeared on the university's official athletics site, The News & Observer reported. On Monday, the photograph was removed. A statement from the head coach, Kerstin Kimel, said: "The Duke women’s lacrosse program celebrates Halloween with an annual gathering. This year, some of our costume choices were insensitive and entirely inappropriate. No offense was intended, but that does not matter because we should have realized how these choices would be viewed by those outside of our program."

 


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/11/12/2480010/duke-apologizes-removes-lacrosse.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

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