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A university president has apologized after hosting a dinner for African-American students that included cotton stalks as table centerpieces.

president  the president of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, invited the students to his home for dinner on Thursday to discuss their experiences at the school.

What transpired will hopefully be a teachable moment for university leaders moving forward.

The menu also left a bad taste in students’ mouths, as it seemed to pander to stereotypes of what is considered African-American cuisine.

“At the dinner, we had heard previously from Latino students [that they were served] fajitas and then when we got there, it was collard greens, cornbread and ribs and such,”

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