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Black Kansas cheerleader kicked off squad; now coach resigns


January 31, 2021

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A white woman has resigned as the head cheer coach at a private Kansas university after a Black cheerleader said she was kicked off the squad over an argument about her nearly 3-foot-long (0.91 meters) braids.

The Kansas City Star reports that Casey Jamerson, said in a statement that continuing to coach at Ottawa University, which is about 50 miles (80.47 kilometers) southwest of Kansas City, would likely be "a distraction" for the team, staff and community.

Talyn Jefferson, 20, previously told The Star she refused to remove a hair bonnet earlier this month during che...

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