Ole Miss donor’s name being removed after racist comment

A donor’s name is being stripped from the University of Mississippi journalism school after his Facebook post featuring photos of two black students drew widespread backlash for being racist.

Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to remove Ed Meek’s name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just as the School of Journalism and New Media.

Meek requested his name be taken off the building days after posting photos last month of two black women in mini-dresses. 

He suggested they exemplified problems that threatened the economy of the college town of Oxford.

The women were Ole Miss students who said they dressed up after a football game. Both called his post offensive.

The school was named for Meek after he and his wife donated $5.3million in 2009.


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