U of Southern Mississippi Students On Probation After Blackface Incident

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi has placed six members on probation for dressing for a party in blackface depicting the Huxtable family from the situation comedy, "The Cosby Show."

The "80's" themed social event was sponsored by the USM chapter of Phi Mu sorority at an off campus location in Hattiesburg, Miss., last Wednesday. The location wasn't disclosed.

The university and the sorority confirmed the incident Monday in statements released through USM. The students, all members of Phi Mu sorority, have not been publicly identified.

The school and sorority said they would have no other comment while each looks into the matter further.

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