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Tue Dec 27, 2016, 05:49 AM

University of Oregon professor who wore blackface blasts school report

EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon law professor who wore blackface to a Halloween party is harshly criticizing an investigative report by the university that found she violated the institution’s anti-discrimination policies and caused damage to the law school, a newspaper reported Friday.

In a statement released through a public relations firm Thursday, Nancy Shurtz said the investigation into her actions released by the University of Oregon on Wednesday was a form of “supremely public retaliation” and amounted to a public shaming, The Register-Guard reported.

Shurtz said in the statement that the university’s investigation by two Portland-based attorneys includes errors and omissions she tried to correct before it was released that take her actions out of context. She said she is consulting with an attorney.

The university’s media-relations office did not immediately respond Friday to a telephone message seeking comment.

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/university-of-oregon-professor-who-wore-blackface-blasts-school-report/

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Tue Dec 27, 2016, 06:07 AM

1. I am amazed that anyone in a public position in this country would still think it acceptable to

wear blackface for a stupid costume party!

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Tue Dec 27, 2016, 06:19 AM

2. I might could believe that someone teaching STEM courses would be socially unaware,

but for someone with a degree in law and probably some classes in history, political science and other social sciences to be so completely ignorant about she has done is not believable.

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