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Top Texas A&M University officials visited a Dallas high school to personally apologize to students who were subject to racial slurs and harassment while visiting campus last week, the Texas Tribune reports

University President Michael Young and A&M System Chancellor John Sharp were accompanied by state Sen. Royce West of Dallas for a morning meeting with the juniors of Uplift Hampton Preparatory. 

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"We wanted to meet directly with the students, and I wanted to tell them how deeply sorry I was, and how sorry many people were, about what happened," Young said in a statement, according to the Tribune.

"I wanted them to know that doesn't represent the values that we really hold dear at A&M. Also, we wanted to tell them we were tremendously impressed with them and how proud of them we are in terms of how they reacted—and that they are precisely the kinds of students we'd love to see enrolling."

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Some 60 Uplift juniors were touring the school's campus last Tuesday when white college students began taunting them and telling them to go back to where they came from, while using the n-word. One female A&M student is said to have approached two Uplift students and asked them what they thought about her Confederate-flag earrings. 

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