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Chancellor condemns alumnus Facebook post

Chancellor condemns alumnus Facebook post

Posted: Wed Sep 19 21:12:18 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Sep 19 21:12:18 PDT 2018

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evening, we begin with a developing story out of oxford. ole misschancellor jeffrey vitter is condemning a facebook post bya university alumnus -- a post critical of what's happening on the square after a football game but a post seen by others as having an offensive racial overtone. wtva's daniella oropeza joins us live in the studio with what we know. emily, the post was by ed meek, whose name is on the journalism school at ole miss. meek wrote he's concerned about what's happening on the square late at nightafter a ballgame. he said the campus newspaper quoted the police chief saying officers made over 40 arrests and there were fights in most venues. however, the criticism is over the pictures of two black women in that postwho were apparently on the square. the daily mississippian reportsthatthe chancellor responded on facebook tothe post. he wrote that the pictures suggest an unjustified racial overtone that is highly offensive and that meekshould withdraw his comments and apologize to anyone who was offended. the daily mississippian reports that they tried calling meek's cellphone for a response. however, meek hung up. meek has since taken down the post, but before it was removed, it had received over a 1000 comments and nearly 600 shares. emily?
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