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USC To Remove John Wayne Exhibit

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A John Wayne exhibit will be removed from the USC School of Cinematic Arts amid renewed scrutiny of racist comments made by the late actor and former Trojan, the school’s assistant dean announced Friday.

“Conversations about systemic racism in our cultural institutions along with the recent global, civil uprising by the Black Lives Matter movement require that we consider the role our school can play as a change-maker in promoting antiracist cultural values and experiences,” the school’s assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, Evan Hughes, wrote in the announcement.

“Therefore, it has been decided that the Wayne exhibit will be removed.”

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