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Albright College condemns students' online blackface video

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 30, 2016 9:31 AM
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(Reading) -- Albright College in Berks County is condemning an online video posted by two white students, including one in blackface who lampoons the "Black Lives Matter'' movement.

College President Lex O. McMillan III has issued a statement saying the school "unequivocally condemn(s)'' the video.

His statement says the students who posted the Snapchat video on Tuesday voluntarily came forward and have "expressed deep remorse.''

In the video, the student in blackface refers to herself as "Carlisha,'' insults ``Black Lives Matter,'' then dances around with padding in her pants, meant to increase the size of her rear end.

McMillan's statement didn't say whether the students have been disciplined.

Some students planned to demonstrate against the video today, the beginning of the 160-year-old, private, liberal arts school's homecoming weekend.

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