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  • Duke removes blackface photo of lacrosse player

    November 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
  • Crystal's Sammy Davis impression draws criticism

    February 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    Some are questioning Billy Crystal's impression of Sammy Davis Jr. in his opening number as Oscar host. As part of Crystal's opening montage, he parodied Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," going back in time to the 1920s. Then Crystal, performing as Davis in blackface, popped up and suggested they go... more »
  • USM students on probation after blackface incident

    November 14, 2011 3:00 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi has placed six members on probation for dressing in blackface to depict the Huxtable family from "The Cosby Show" and attending a 1980s-themed, off-campus costume party this past week. The university and the sorority confirmed the incident Monday... more »
  • Conflicting takes on racially-charged pictures

    November 2, 2009 10:26 PM

    Pictures taken on Halloween night in Ponchatoula have caused some controversy among residents. The pictures of a woman dressed in black face and three men in what appeared to be white hoods were posted on the Tangipahoa Parish NAACP website on Sunday. Chapter President Pat Morris says the... more »

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