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What happens when a blond, blue-eyed cheerleader accuses her school’s black star athlete of rape? Well, first, she’s kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for him. My report on how this three-year-old case continues to roil Silsbee, Texas.

A fantastic piece by my colleague Jess Bennett, which socks you with this killer line, from the victim’s father: “Soignet says it feels like his daughter was ‘raped, then raped again by the system.’”

jessbennett:

What happens when a blond, blue-eyed cheerleader accuses her school’s black star athlete of rape? Well, first, she’s kicked off the squad for refusing to cheer for him. My report on how this three-year-old case continues to roil Silsbee, Texas.

A fantastic piece by my colleague Jess Bennett, which socks you with this killer line, from the victim’s father: “Soignet says it feels like his daughter was ‘raped, then raped again by the system.’”

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