Russell Schiller
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Editor’s note: This post contains tweets that some may find offensive.

Russell Schiller is a Howard University student who happens to be white. And he's also quite fond of black women, so much so that he created #BlackWomenAreGorgeous to pay homage to them. But after a little digging around Schiller's old tweets, some people found them problematic.

It seems as though at one point in his life, Schiller was fond of the n-word, and as recently as last year, he used it often in his tweets:

https://twitter.com/shimmer_n_glow/status/713499644228030464https://twitter.com/RussyLVLYSL/status/545156378915270657https://twitter.com/RussyLVLYSL/status/620788214887002112

Of course, the apology rolled in once the old tweets resurfaced, with Schiller responding by saying that he was a different person back then and he was in a "growing phase."

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"Although I have been in the black community my entire life, I must recognize that I will never be able to one hundred percent relate to anything that any African-American person has dealt with," he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/RussyLVLYSL/status/713816274665676802

One has to wonder, since he grew up in the black community his whole life, did no one ever correct him?