Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn has issued an apology after referring to the faces of minorities on his campus as "dark ones" during an appearance before a legislative subcommittee in Lansing.
The Detroit News reports that Arnn's apology came in a statement Wednesday afternoon that read: "No offense was intended by the use of that term except to the offending bureaucrats."
The Detroit Free Press had earlier reported that Arnn told lawmakers that the state once sent people to Hillsdale to "look at the colors of people's faces and write down what they saw."
He then asked what kind of faces the visitors were seeking "besides dark ones."
Arnn was speaking Wednesday against the state's adoption of common learning standards.
Hillsdale is about 50 miles southwest of Ann Arbor.