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NAACP raises concerns of harassment in small Missouri town


April 26, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NAACP is questioning why a black middle-schooler in a small Missouri town was suspended for fighting a white student who he says called him a racial slur and cornered him in a bathroom, while the white student was not.

Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel said Friday that the confrontation was among several instances of harassment faced by the Boyd family since February, when they moved from St. Louis to a rural community in southeastern Missouri and enrolled their children in school in nearby Leadwood. The predominantly white town of Leadwood has a population of 1,200...

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