Racially Insensitive Photos on Facebook: Not a Good Idea

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A Martin Luther King Jr. Day party thrown by students at Tarleton State University was the subject of a campuswide meeting Wednesday, the AP reports. The meeting was held after students discovered photos of the party on Facebook.com. The photos, which have since been taken off Facebook, play on racial stereotypes. In one, a white woman--wearing a red-and-white-checkered apron and a white cloth wrapped around her head--holds a bottle wrapped in a paper bag in one hand and a bottle of Aunt Jemima syrup in the other. Another photo shows a white man with fake dreadlocks. Others feature boxes of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The incident follows a trend of Internet-born racial incidents, which shook up campuses and communities across the country last year.