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Individual seen wearing blackface around OU campus

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An individual walking on campus in blackface Jan. 23.

An individual in an OU hat has been seen around campus in blackface.

Last Friday a video surfaced depicting then-OU student Olivia Urban in blackface and using a racial slur. The student who filmed and posted the video was Francie Ford. Both members have since withdrawn from the university.

It is unclear the level of connection between the two incidents at this time. The Daily is attempting to independently confirm the man’s identity and get more details.

Jana Allen is a journalism junior and the Daily's enterprise reporter. She was formerly a news reporter, and held several editor positions on the news desk before transitioning to enterprise.

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