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UO law professor under fire for wearing blackface

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EUGENE, OR (AP) -

A petition is calling for a senior law professor to resign from his position at the University of Oregon after she wore blackface for Halloween.

The Register-Guard reports that UO Law Dean Michael Moffitt says the unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a civil rights investigation.

The UO Black Student Union planned a meeting Wednesday evening to discuss a response.

University President Michael School says the professor's actions were indefensible but that the professor has apologized.

Witnesses who saw the professor say she was dressed as "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine," a recent autobiography by Dr. Damon Tweedy that recounts the racism he encountered in medical school.

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