Michigan College Issues Apology After President Called Minority Students “Dark Ones”
The President of a small liberal arts college in Michigan has issued an apology after making racially offensive remarks earlier in the week.
Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn referred to minority students as “dark ones” during a subcommittee hearing regarding the adoption of Common Core State Standards.
While testifying against the Common Core, which has been adopted in more than 40 states in an effort to standardize education, Arnn said he took issue with the idea of government interfering with educational institutions and went on to describe a letter he had received from the Department of Education shortly after becoming president at Hillsdale. The letter, he told the committee, said his college “violated the standards for diversity because we didn’t have enough dark ones, I guess, is what they meant.”
An official apology was submitted in the form of a statement with the school expressing that no offense was intended.
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