Ole Miss honors student wears blackface, prompts warning

Local News

Newsfeed Now Latest Videos

Newsfeed Now for December 9, 2019

Thumbnail for the video titled "Newsfeed Now for December 9, 2019"

Police Chief Reynolds calls shooting the worst day in Fayetteville police history

Thumbnail for the video titled "Police Chief Reynolds calls shooting the worst day in Fayetteville police history"

Police Chief Reynolds calls shooting the worst day in Fayetteville police history

Thumbnail for the video titled "Police Chief Reynolds calls shooting the worst day in Fayetteville police history"

4 dead, 8 injured in mass shooting at NAS Pensacola

Thumbnail for the video titled "4 dead, 8 injured in mass shooting at NAS Pensacola"

FBI 8p presser on NAS Pensacola mass shooting

Thumbnail for the video titled "FBI 8p presser on NAS Pensacola mass shooting"

Mass shooting on NAS Pensacola 6 p update

Thumbnail for the video titled "Mass shooting on NAS Pensacola 6 p update"
More Newsfeed Now

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – A University of Mississippi honors student has reported himself to the college for posting a photo online of him wearing blackface, prompting the school to issue a warning about costumes.

Citing a school email, news outlets report the student told the college he acknowledged “the racist and hurtful impact of his poor judgment.” The undated photo shows the student also wearing an honors college shirt.

The school sent an email to students last week saying the student is now working on a “Restorative Justice Plan” that includes working with the group negatively affected by his actions.

Another email titled “My Culture Is Not A Costume” warns students to avoid culturally inappropriate behavior and cites “a recent post.” It also includes tips on how to choose costumes that don’t demean others.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Aaron Nolan is a morning show co-host in Little Rock, Arkansas with Nexstar Media Group's KARK-TV. He has a passion for social media and makes it an important part of his daily routine. Click here to read Aaron's full bio.

Trending Stories