OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor name from the journalism school after his Facebook post drew backlash as being racist.
Ed Meek last week requested his name be removed from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He did so days after the posting of photos of two black women in short dresses and suggest that they are examples of problems that can lead to a decrease in value of real estate.
The women were Ole Miss students who said that they dressed up after a football game. Both said his post was offensive.
Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said Tuesday that the campus councils ask the state College Board to remove Meek’s the name of the journalism school, where Meek and his wife donated $5.3 million in 2009.