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Colorado State freshman photographed in blackface says she was stupid, not racist

Added 09-14-19 04:13:02pm EST - “"I am guilty of insensitivity and stupidity, but these do not make me a racist," said Colorado State freshman Leana Kaplan.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Colorado State freshman photographed in blackface says she was stupid, not racist”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A freshman at Colorado State University photographed this week with three male students wearing blackface said she did a dumb thing — but is not a racist.

The picture of Leana Kaplan snapped Sunday quickly went viral after it was posted in an Instagram story captioned “Wakanda forevaa,” in a reference to the fictional African country from the film “Black Panther.”

“I am guilty of insensitivity and stupidity, but these do not make me a racist nor even a denier of my racism, as so many are,” Kaplan said in an statement emailed to the Daily News by her father, Les Kaplan.

“At what point does someone say: ‘Stop, we are coming across as racists?’ Unfortunately, in the moment, that point didn’t happen,” she said in the statement dated Friday.

The three male students have not been identified by the news media. All the students in the image are white.

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