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Choreographer, coach deny saying student's skin 'too dark'


January 24, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former coach and a choreographer for a high school dance team in Kansas are denying allegations that they prevented a black student from performing during an event because her skin was "too dark" and clashed with the costumes.

Former student Camille Sturdivant leveled the accusations in a lawsuit against the Blue Valley School District, saying she faced racial discrimination and was ostracized after complaining about how she was treated before graduating in 2018.

Choreographer Kevin Murakami, who isn't named in the lawsuit, released a statement Tuesday denying th...

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