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Meek School of Journalism and New Media Issues Statement Regarding Donor’s Post

In light of a recent Facebook post made by a Meek School of Journalism and New Media donor, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media issued a statement aligning with the values of the University of Mississippi:

“Earlier today the donor whose name is on our school, Ed Meek, made a post on his personal Facebook account that we find highly offensive. This post is in no way associated with or represents our school, our students or our faculty. We are embarrassed by his actions,” the statement read.

We agree with our Chancellor Jeff Vitter when he said, “We all want to ensure a safe, family-friendly environment at the university and in Oxford, and we condemn the tone and content of this social media post. The photos in his post suggest an unjustified racial overtone that is highly offensive and we urge him to withdraw his comment and apologize to anyone offended.”

The post came from Meek’s personal Facebook account. 

Meek, the former owner of Hottytoddy.com, later deleted the post and issued and apology:

“I apologize to those offended by my post,” he wrote. “My intent was to point out we have a problem in The Grove and on the Oxford Square.”  

However, he removed the apology a short time after posting it.

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