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August 02, 2013

Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn Under Fire For Calling Minority Students ‘Dark Ones’

A Michigan college issued an apology after its president made racially offensive remarks Wednesday afternoon.

Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn described minority students as "dark ones" during a state legislature subcommittee hearing regarding the adoption of Common Core State Standards.

While testifying against the Common Core, which have been adopted in more than 40 states in an effort to standardize education, Arnn said he took issue with the idea of government interfering with educational institutions and went on to describe a letter he had received from the Department of Education shortly after becoming president at Hillsdale. The letter, he told the committee, said his college "violated the standards for diversity because we didn't have enough dark ones, I guess, is what they meant."

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