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Black Head, White Hands; University of Alabama Denies Photoshopping Diversity Onto Website

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By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
November 8, 2013|3:47 pm
University of Alabama, Homepage, Website (Photo: Screen Grab via UA.edu)

A screen grab from the University of Alabama's homepage.

Despite 17 percent of its nearly 35,000 student population coming from racial minority groups, including a reported 12 percent African-American cohort, some claim the university has photoshopped the face of a black student into a picture that shows a group of white graduates on its homepage.

Local publication Yellowhammer News recently questioned whether the lone black student, among what appears to be four other white students in a picture featured on the homepage of the university's website, is the result of real inclusivity or the product of a botched Photoshop job.

University of Alabama, Homepage, Website (Photo: Screen Grab via UA.edu)

A screen shot of the homepage of the University of Alabama's website.

The publication reached out to the university for answers to this question and the school responded in a tweet which said: "Per our policy, students were not inserted or 'Photoshopped' into the graduation photo on UA.edu. The photo is unaltered."

Yellowhammer News, Tweets (Photo: Screen Grab via Yellowhammer News)

Yellowhammer replied that they didn't Photoshop the photos below, either.

Yellowhammer News, Photoshop (Photo: Screen Grab via Yellowhammer News)
Yellowhammer News, Photoshop (Photo: Screen Grab via Yellowhammer News)
Yellowhammer News, Photoshop (Photo: Screen Grab via Yellowhammer News)

Contact: leonardo.blair@christianpost.com; follow me on Twitter @leoblair
 

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