NDSU Prez Sorry About Obama Skit

Vows probe after student wears black makeup in racy sketch
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2008 5:44 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks at Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg, Pa., Friday, March 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – North Dakota State University apologized yesterday for a student skit that depicted Barack Obama in black face paint, the Forum reports. A white student in the sorority sketch wore makeup and an Afro wig to portray the hopeful; he received a lap dance while two students simulated sex and ripped an Obama sign in half. “The students’ actions were entirely unacceptable," said school president Joseph Chapman.

The school is now probing Gamma Phi Beta sorority, which was already under probation for hosting a Native American-themed party last year. The president's apology comes one week before Obama is slated to address the state Democratic convention in Grand Forks.