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Blackface skit causes contoversy at NDSU

The Star Tribune reported Noth Dakota State University has become part of the ever-growing list of schools trying to dertermine how to deal with the issue of when a white student applies black paint in an attempt to imitate a person of color.

The paper reported a controversial skit was performed by male members of the Saddle and Sirloin Club as part of the Mr. NDSU contest sponsored by the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, where a white student wearing blackface potrayed Barack Obama receiving a lap dance.

Member's of the co-ed group for students interested in agriculture and the sorority sponsoring the event have apologized and the school has condemned their actions..

The Star Tribune reported blackface was originally used in theater in the United States. Many blacks consider it racist and believe that it furthers racial stereotypes.

The entire article can be found here