National Action Network Speaks With The Citadel About Blackface Photos In Yearbooks

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The National Action Network spoke with officials at The Citadel about old blackface photos in its yearbooks.

This comes as Virginia’s governor came under fire for a blackface photo he says he was not in.

NAN says it wants The Citadel to make several changes including giving free tuition to select students.

They also suggest quarterly meetings with the school’s president to talk about ongoing successful racial relationships.

Officials at The Citadel said they acknowledge the offensive photos from their past.

They say they no longer tolerate those kinds of images and are working toward change.

“We very much value NAN’s advice with regard to increasing the number of cadets of color who come to the college,” said John Dorrian, a spokesperson for The Citadel.”This is something that’s a shared goal and I think that’s why you saw this as a very productive meeting today.”

NAN officials say they look forward to future meetings to talk about solutions.

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