College Cheerleader Sues School After She’s Kicked Off Team for Kneeling During National Anthem

College Cheerleader Sues School After She’s Kicked Off Team for Kneeling During National Anthem

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Tommia Dean, a Kennesaw State University cheerleader, took a knee on the football field last year. She did try out again for the team this year and she did not make, she filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the school retaliated and conspired to penalize her for protesting, according to WSBTV reports.

Via the Grio, “Dean was one of five cheerleaders who made headlines last year when they knelt during the national anthem at a Kennesaw State University home football game. The incident that took place Sept. 30 prompted the school to ban cheerleaders from pre-game activities, Later, the school reverses the decision.”

The lawsuit states, Tommia accused two elected officials, Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and Republican state Rep. Earl Ehrhart, of discrimination against her because she’s black. Tommia says, “I think it played a role because I know my skills, and I had the skills two-year prior to that, so I know what I can do.”

This has to end!

Source: The Grio

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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