Wow,this had me deep in thought.
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I want you to read something that caught my attention this week:
“When we have more national championships than we do black male freshmen, it’s evident that our only purpose here is to improve your winning percentage. So now black high school kids can care less about grades just as long as the number on the back of their jersey doesn’t fade; and you tell me I should be proud to be a Bruin.”
That’s Sy Stokes, a third-year Afro-American studies student at the University of California, Los Angeles stating that 65 percent of the small number of black students at UCLA are undergraduate athletes.
Stokes identifies himself as Black, Cherokee and Chinese. He also says he’s the cousin of tennis legend and former Bruin the late Arthur Ashe.
He is joined by about…
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