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Students featured in Ole Miss donor's post speak out

Two Ole Miss seniors who were featured in a Facebook post by alumnus and donor, Ed Meek, want his name removed from the university’s journalism school.

Posted: Sep. 21, 2018 12:21 AM
Updated: Sep. 21, 2018 9:23 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Two Ole Miss seniors who were featured in a Facebook post by alumnus and donor, Ed Meek, want his name removed from the university’s journalism school.

"It was disrespectful. He has so much knowledge in public relations," Mahoghany Jordan, an Ole Miss senior featured in the post, said. "Your name is on the School of Journalism, yet you made such a disheartening post about us."

In a Facebook post, Meek wrote that he was concerned about what was happening on The Square late at night after a football game.

However, the criticism is over two separate pictures attached to the post of two black women, Jordan and Kiyona Crawford.

"We should be able to go out and wear what we want to wear without being judged or portrayed in a negative light," Kiyona Crawford, the other Ole Miss senior featured in the post, added. "This should not have happened. He portrayed us as if we were prostitutes."

On Thursday night, Ole Miss students were able to voice their opinions about the post to Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter during a student listening session.

Vitter told the students the administration will follow up on the issue.

Both Jordan and Crawford say they have not received an apology or heard from Meek.

"I don't expect an apology. I don't need an apology. It shares who you are and what you think about black people," Jordan said.

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