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Papa John's Driven Out of Professional Sports after Founder's Racist Conference Call Comments

Another university boots the pizza retailer; John Schnatter calls his resignation a "mistake."

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To date, 20 athletic organizations — from collegiate sports to professional sport leagues (MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL) — have cut ties with Papa John's after founder and former CEO John Schnatter's N-word comments on a conference call. The severing included renaming stadiums and discontinuing or suspending promotions and partnerships.

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More Colleges 'Commit' to Diversity Initiatives

Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.

Student protesters at Yale University.

A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources. 

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More Campus Racism: Dean of School with 'Happiest Students' Resigns

Former Dean of Claremont McKenna College Mary Spellman resigned last week as more college students confront racial tensions on their campuses.

Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus.

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University Apologizes for President's Offensive Costume Party

The University of Louisville issued an apology following university President James Ramsey's offensive Hispanic Halloween costumes.

The University of Louisville has offered an apology after its president hosted what has been deemed as a very offensive costume party last Wednesday.

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