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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 06:39 AM

No dreadlocks allowed? Coach, athlete allege discrimination at this Kansas college

Allegations of discrimination and racial discord at Highland Community College in Kansas have roiled the school’s athletic department, raising questions about how minority student-athletes are treated and recruited.

B.J. Smith, the women’s basketball head coach at the college, recently filed a complaint with the NAACP alleging racial discrimination and alleging that Athletic Director Bryan Dorrel told him to recruit players the rural community in northeastern Kansas “could relate to.”

A former football player also filed a complaint, accusing school officials of banning him from campus and rescinding a scholarship because he wore dreadlocks.

The serious allegations and claims of unfair treatment within the school’s football and women’s basketball programs must be addressed by Dorrel, President Deborah Fox and the college’s board of trustees.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article239365708.html

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