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Obama Effigy Launches Race Discussions

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Hundreds filled the seats in Memorial Hall at UK, as community and school leaders condemned an incident where an effigy of Senator Barack Obama hanging from a tree.

Speakers pointed out the incident shows racism is still a problem that needs to be addressed.

Student leaders sat side by side, from different beliefs and backgrounds. They banded together to let those responsible know they will not tolerate these actions.


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