FSU drops deal with builder after blackface photos surface



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University has canceled a continuing service agreement with one of the school’s biggest construction contractors after photos surfaced of one of the company’s co-owners in blackface. FSU president John Trasher canceled the agreement with Childers Construction Co. after photos surfaced of Sam Childers wearing blackface during a 2015 engagement party that fell on Halloween. Childers, who is white, is the company’s co-owner and vice president. Childers apologized to Thrasher and the school’s board in a June letter. He denied any racist intent and said he had dressed up as Bob Marley since he was a musical hero. 

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