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University leader calls high school decision to keep athlete, ban valedictorian ‘height of hypocrisy’

“You are more willing to fight for students to participate in athletics than you are for an athlete who shows academic accomplishment to give his valedictory address at his only high school graduation,” writes Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough, “Please understand that these actions display a, hopefully unconscious, bias that allows you to advocate for Black students on the field or court, but to be punitive when it comes to academics.” […]

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Brittney Mills Act failed

The Brittney Mills Act, sponsored by Rep. Edward Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, failed to pass out of the House Commerce Committee. After a motion to pass the bill failed with a tie vote of 6-6, James asked to voluntarily […]