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SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, the number of Republican-controlled states ending enhanced unemployment benefits for their own residents three months ahead of schedule has climbed to 25.

Meanwhile, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) has announced she's running for governor. Winning this seat would be a big deal for progress in the southwest. New Mexico, Arizona, and California could be united under Democratic control.

Finally, an independent review found that the Virginia Military Institute -- the oldest military college in the country -- is rife with racism and sexual assault.

The 145-page report, put together by an independent law firm at the request of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, states that “racial slurs and jokes are not uncommon” and “contribute to an atmosphere of hostility toward minorities.” [...]

Among other findings, the report found that a racial disparity exists among cadets who have been dismissed by the school’s student-run honor court. Cadets of color represent 23% of the corps but make up 41% of those dismissed since 2011.

The report also said that sexual assault is prevalent yet inadequately addressed at the nation’s oldest state-supported military college. A survey found that 14% of female cadets reported being sexually assaulted, while 63% said that a fellow cadet had told them that he or she was a victim of sexual assault.