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Pennsylvania College Condemns White Students’ online Blackface Video

Pennsylvania college is condemning an online video posted by two white students, including one in blackface who lampoons the “Black Lives Matter” movement

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А protester holds up a sign reading "Black Lives Matter," with the names of black men killed by police, during a rally, in Miami, Florida, Dec. 5, 2014. Albright College students in Pennsylvania have been criticized for lampooning the movement in a video. VOA

Albright College in eastern Pennsylvania is condemning an online video posted by two white students, including one in blackface who lampoons the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

College President Lex O. McMillan III issued a statement Thursday saying the school unequivocally condemns the video.

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McMillan’s statement says the students who posted the Snapchat video on Tuesday voluntarily came forward and have “expressed deep remorse.”

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In the video, the student in blackface refers to herself as “Carlisha,” insults “Black Lives Matter” then dances around with padding in her pants, meant to increase the size of her butt.

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McMillan’s statement didn’t say whether the students have been disciplined. Some students planned to demonstrate against the video on Friday, the beginning of the 160-year-old, private, liberal arts school’s homecoming weekend. (VOA)

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Pennsylvania Taking Big Step to Fight Climate Change in Nation’s Fourth-Biggest Emitter of Greenhouse Gases

Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative could face pushback from the Republican-controlled Legislature and the state's influential coal

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order for his administration to start working on regulations to bring Pennsylvania into a nine-state consortium that sets a price and limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, Oct. 3, 2019. VOA

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is taking a big step in his effort to fight climate change in the nation’s fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.

The Democratic governor on Thursday ordered his administration to start working on regulations to bring Pennsylvania into a nine-state consortium that sets a price and limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative could face pushback from the Republican-controlled Legislature and the state’s influential coal and natural gas industries.

 

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The Democratic governor on Thursday ordered his administration to start working on regulations to bring Pennsylvania into a nine-state consortium that sets a price and limits. Pixabay

 

Pennsylvania is the nation’s No. 3 electric power state, and its energy sector is its largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

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Its dozens of power plants fueled by coal, oil and natural gas could be forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to the state annually under the program. (VOA)