A student at Prairie View is receiving backlash after using Snapchat to post a selfie in blackface.

The student, who has been identified as as Brooke Merino, appeared to being wearing a homemade black mask with the caption, “When you just tryna fit in at my HBCU.”

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The University confirmed Merino as the student and she is expected to meet with the school’s Office Of Student Conduct.

Merino, a member of the school’s soccer team, is the latest college student who has come under fire for using social media to post racially insensitive photos depicting themselves in blackface.



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  1. It’s stunning how people not only waste opportunities to learn, engage and better understand, but explicitly act in ways that divide. I would hope that any student who chose to attend an HBCU, presumably sought a unique HBCU experience coming out of high school, and represented the school as an athlete, would treat that opportunity with the reverence it deserves.

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