Bob Jones University Apologizes For Racial 'Failures'

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Bob Jones University issued a statement Thursday apologizing for the school's "failures" in policies toward race relations during its 81-year history.The Greenville, S.C., university did not admit black students until 1971. The school also maintained a prohibition on interracial dating between students until 2000. Bob Jones III, the grandson of the school's founder and namesake, announced the lifting of the interracial dating ban in an interview on CNN's Larry King program in March 2000, after the school had become a lightning rod during the South Carolina presidential primary campaign.

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