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"Blackface: How many more prestigious flagship universities gon fess up?"
Fri Feb-08-19 09:23 AM by Creole

  

          

The stuff going on in VA got folks shook. Now, they're gonna be fessing up left and right. Is it to procve they care about righting wrongs or will it be to improve perceptions? Maryland is the South. Ain't no escaping it at all.

𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 - https://twitter.com/Camilleeeon_/status/1093524338316324867?html

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went on a mission at work to find blackface in old UMD yearbooks and it only took me 5 mins lol


https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/higher-ed/bs-md-umd-blackface-yearbook-20190208-story.html

Blackface photos found in old University of Maryland yearbooks

Sarah Meehan
Contact Reporter
The Baltimore Sun

A number of photos featuring people wearing blackface have surfaced in old University of Maryland, College Park yearbooks.

A Twitter user discovered the images in University of Maryland yearbook archives days after a photo of two unidentified people — one in blackface and the other in a Ku Klux Klan robe — was unearthed on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has also admitted he once wore blackface.

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh responded to the tweet, calling the images “profoundly hurtful and distressing.”

“The images of blackface found in past UMD yearbooks are profoundly hurtful and distressing,” he replied on Twitter. “Traditions like this reflect a history of racial prejudice and do not convey what we seek to embody today.”

The university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion echoed Loh’s sentiment and also provided information about the history of blackface on its Twitter feed.

“The images of Blackface discovered in past UMD yearbooks can be shocking for some and traumatizing for others,” the office tweeted. “Traditions like this reflect a history of racial prejudice and do not convey what we seek to embody.”


Office of Inclusion & Diversity responds with - https://twitter.com/DiverseTerps/status/1093631008266702848

smeehan@baltsun.com

twitter.com/sarahvmeehan

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Blackface: How many more prestigious flagship universities gon fess up? [View all] , Creole, Fri Feb-08-19 09:22 AM
 
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      lmao, I was in Upper Marlboro last year.
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the wack part of the MD flag is a reference to the Confederacy
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conservatives swear colleges are liberal brainwashing schools.
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Almost like they're full of shit or something
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      liberals brainwashing people into think blackface aint cool anymore
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This seems like being shocked to see slave ads in 1700s newspapers
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Man it's like people forgot the 80's. Remember Ted Danson?
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My issue is documenting it in yearbooks.
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      Yeah,fair. It wasn't even the 'halloween costume' blackface for Northam
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Ignorant and clueless ? What ?
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      Touched on it above, but yeah.
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           Yep it shouldn't have.
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                you just linked me to a bunch of 'halloween costume' stuff
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                     It's the same thing
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                          I see some difference in Herring dressing up as Kurtis Blow
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Does no one remember Soul Man?
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i mean that's just college in America.
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      Right? I ain’t never seen that shit
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bruh the whole country was built on slavery
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