Earlier this month, at the institution where I teach, a black student on one of our sports teams was suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct in response to in-game taunting she received from an opposing player. That taunting, if we should even be calling it that since that language is significantly minimizing, consisted of a young white woman calling our student “n****r” and “monkey.” What’s maybe worse is that this was not the first time such a thing has happened to the student at my school. …

JJ Alexander

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