This U Of Oregon Law Professor Thought Blackface Would Fly On Halloween
Submitted by: trimble⚫ 1 year ago in
And there were photos! How many times have I told you guys -- your stupid phone cameras are going to bust you every time.
A senior law professor wore blackface for Halloween, prompting condemnation from the University of Oregon president and the launch of an online petition seeking the professor’s resignation.
“The use of blackface, even in jest at a Halloween party, is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes,” UO President Michael Schill wrote in an email he sent to students. “It was a stupid act and is in no way defensible.”
The unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of a civil rights investigation, according to UO Law Dean Michael Moffitt.