Interim UNC President condemns black face photo found in 1979 UNC yearbook

"That's a horrific part of our past," said interim UNC System president Bill Roper about a racist image found on the Chi Phi fraternity page of a 1979 UNC yearbook. The image has "no place then or now in our university system" Roper said on Thursday.
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"That's a horrific part of our past," said interim UNC System president Bill Roper about a racist image found on the Chi Phi fraternity page of a 1979 UNC yearbook. The image has "no place then or now in our university system" Roper said on Thursday.

Martha Quillin is a general assignment reporter at The News & Observer who writes about North Carolina culture, religion and social issues. She has held jobs throughout the newsroom since 1987.

Jane Stancill has reported on higher ed for The News & Observer for 20 years. She has won state and national awards for her coverage of education.

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