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Lipscomb University President Nominated For The Education Award

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University president issues apology over 'offensive' cotton stalk centerpieces for dinner with black students


Lipscomb University President

Why this nomination? Nothing like stereotyping the students.
  • Cotton Center Piece
Description: A dinner intended to give African-American students at a Tennessee university the opportunity to discuss their experience at the private liberal arts school left attendees shocked after tables were decorated with cotton stalk centerpieces.

Lipscomb University president Randy Lowry invited black students to his Nashville home Friday night for a dinner, but many of the students deemed the tableware and menu offensive.

According to several students, vases with stalks of cotton were placed on the tables. One student named Nakayla said in a post on Instagram that the centerpieces were added for the dinner with African-American students and were not present for a dinner held for Latino students the day before.

"So I attend Lipscomb university and as most of you know that is a predominately white school," Nakayla wrote in a lengthy post. "Tonight AFRICAN AMERICAN students were invited to have dinner with the president of the school. As we arrived to the president's ho
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Publication/Media Source: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Photo and/or Video Source: Screen Grab from nakaylayvonne's Instagram page
Publication Date: Monday, September 18, 2017, 11:41 AM
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Nominator: adminrw
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