Three Professors in Alabama Placed on Leave After Racist Photos Surface

Three Professors in Alabama Placed on Leave After Racist Photos Surface

Three professors at the University of South Alabama have been put on leave following protests over photos of them with “racist symbols.”

Tony Waldrop, President of the United States, announced on Friday that an independent inquiry of the incident would be performed by Suntrease Williams-Maynard.

According to a petition started by USA students, the photos were taken at an on-campus Halloween party in 2014.

Bob Wood, the then-Dean of the Mitchell College of Business and now a USA finance professor, was dressed as a Confederate soldier. Professors Alex Sharland and Teresa Weldy had nooses.

Shortly after the gathering, photos of Wood, Sharland, and Weldy were posted on the business school’s Facebook page, but they have since been deleted.

U.S. students held two protests, one in the morning and the other at noon, near the Bell Tower on campus Friday. Almost 100 people attended the protest at noon.

As of Friday, the petition for the firing of professors has more than 2,500 signatures.

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