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Blackface photo prompts Millersville University forum

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 7, 2017 6:09 AM
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(Millersville) --  Administrators at a midstate university hosted an open forum to address concerns about a photo circulating of two students in blackface.

LNP news reports (http://bit.ly/2lzhbvY ) Millersville University have fielded concerns from students and apologized for unsatisfactory responses to the February 1st incident.

Two female students wearing charcoal facial masks posted a Snapchat photo with a Black History Month filter that read "Young, Black & Proud."

Several students at the forum criticized university President John Anderson for his perceived inaction.

Others questioned the campus' climate and ongoing problems with discrimination. Anderson promised to change the culture after apologizing to students.

Some administrators also spoke and acknowledged the school's shortcomings.

The school says the students in the photo could face judicial sanctions.

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