A donor’s name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school nearly a month after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.
University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter says the state College Board could consider removing a donor’s name from the Ole Miss journalism school after critics denounced a Facebook post by the donor as racist.
After a Facebook post by a prominent University of Mississippi donor was denounced as racist, some professors say the university should rename its journalism school for an African-American journalist who crusaded against lynching.
The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor’s name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist.
A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university’s journalism school following a social media post criticized for an “unjustified racial overtone,” the journalism school’s dean said.
Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an “unjustified racial overtone.”
The namesake of the University of Mississippi’s journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall.