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Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Comments

bucknell_logoBucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, has expelled three students who were said to have made racist comments on a local radio broadcast. The broadcast was heard over WVBU-FM, the student radio station.

According to Bucknell University President John Bravman, the following discussion occurred on the broadcast:

Student #1: “Niggers.”
Student #2: “Black people should be dead.”
Student #3: “Lynch ’em!”

According to the most recent U.S. Department of Education data, Blacks are 3 percent of the undergraduate student body at Bucknell.


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  1. Concerned educator says:

    This is alarming especially given that this is one of the colleges that is part of the Posse Foundation Scholars program! I certainly hope that Posse is addressing issues like this in their leadership training for the African-American and other minority students that they are placing on this campus!

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