Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State odds: 2020 college basketball picks, Dec. 3 predictions from proven model

The Eastern Illinois Panthers will take on the Chicago State Cougars at 3 p.m. ET Thursday at Lantz Arena. EIU is 0-3 and is playing its first home game, while Chicago State is 0-3 and 0-1 on the road. Chicago State was 4-25 last season and winless in the WAC. Eastern Illinois went 17-15 overall with a 9-9 mark in the OVC. 

The Panthers are favored by 24 points in the latest Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The over-under for total points expected is set at 134. Before entering any Chicago State vs. Eastern Illinois picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. It’s also off to a fast start in the 2020-21 season, going 4-1 on its top-rated picks and returning over $300. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Chicago State vs. Eastern Illinois:

  • Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State spread: Eastern Illinois -24
  • Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State over-under: 134 points
  • Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State money line: Eastern Illinois -10000, Chicago State 2000

Latest Odds:

Panthers
-26

What you need to know about Eastern Illinois

The Panthers fell 66-63 to the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday. One thing holding EIU back was the play of guard Josiah Wallace, who struggled from the floor. He played for 29 minutes but put up just six points on 3-for-14 shooting.

Though EIU is winless, it has played a tough schedule and has been able to cover in two out of three matchups. The Panthers easily stayed within the 14.5-point spread against Dayton and the 20.5-point spread against Wisconsin in a 77-67 loss. 

What you need to know about Chicago State

Chicago State, meanwhile, has struggled to be competitive thus far. The Cougars are 0-3 against the spread and are coming off a 74-44 loss to North Carolina A&T. 

They’ll need to improve on both ends of the court, and it will start with more accurate shooting. The Cougars are hitting just 31.2 percent of their shots from the field and only 19.7 percent from 3-point range. Jordan Polynice (10.7 ppg) is the only player scoring more than 7.0 ppg.

How to make Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State picks

The model has simulated Eastern Illinois vs. Chicago State 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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Giving Tuesday fundraising nets Eastern Michigan University $1.2M

YPSILANTI, MI — Eastern Michigan University raised approximately $1.2 million during its Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign, officials announced Wednesday.

More than 1,300 supporters donated to a variety of scholarships, programs and services as part of EMU’s #GIVINGTRUEDAY campaign, according to a university news release. The university surpassed last year’s donations by about $400,000, the release states.

“We are a welcoming and caring campus, and that was profoundly evident on this remarkable and record-setting day,” said EMU President James Smith. “I am proud of how our faculty, staff, alumni and supporters responded to the challenge of helping fund many scholarships, programs, student organizations, and special initiatives at Eastern. It is truly inspiring.”

The campaign included several matching gift challenges, including a one-to-one match for gifts to the EMU Student Emergency Fund up to $20,000. EMU’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors contributed $20,000 to double the matching gift challenge, the release states.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Emergency Fund has helped more than 500 students in need, according to the release.

About 230 donors also contributed nearly $31,000 to WEMU, the university’s National Public Radio affiliate, exceeding its goal of $20,000.

More information on EMU’s Giving Tuesday efforts can be found here.

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Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford College partner to extend Futures for Frontliners program

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Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford College partner to extend Futures for Frontliners program

YPSILANTI, MI — Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford College have partnered to extend Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Futures for Frontliners program to help more frontline workers obtain four-year degrees.

Once frontline workers graduate with an associate degree from HFC, they can apply to pursue a bachelor’s degree at EMU that would cover some or all of their remaining tuition balance, officials announced Wednesday.

The EMU Frontliner scholarship is available to new students who enroll at EMU.

Frontline workers are those who have jobs that have required them to work outside their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes those working in grocery stores and restaurants; those in waste management services, manufacturing, public transportation; or those providing police or fire services.

Henry Ford graduates who are frontline workers, enroll at EMU and are Pell Grant eligible will receive an EMU Frontliner Scholarship to cover their remaining tuition balance, EMU officials said. The scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition for five consecutive semesters of enrollment at EMU.

Graduates of HFC who enroll at EMU and are not Pell Grant eligible will receive an EMU Frontliner scholarship of $5,000 that will be split into increments of $1,250 for each of four consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment at 12 or more credit hours per semester, officials said.

When Whitmer announced the Futures for Frontliners program, HFC President Russ Kavalhuna said he began talking with some of his partners at four-year universities. EMU answered the call, Kavalhuna said, and they wanted to extend the program for frontline workers.

“I have not seen any other two-year or four-year institution put its own resources behind helping these essential workers the way (EMU) has,” Kavalhuna said. “…This is an opportunity for us as a society to reinvest in people who have been serving us on the front lines.”

Part of the Futures for Frontliners goal is to help Michigan meet its Sixty by 30 goal to increase the number of working-age adults with a technical certificate or college degree from 45% to 60% by 2030, according to a university news release.

The partnership between EMU and HFC will provide an increased opportunity for frontline workers to earn a postsecondary credential, and EMU President James Smith feels this is a way to give back to essential workers.

“If you think about a frontline worker, they’re literally putting their life on the line so that you and I can go to the pharmacy or the grocery store,” Smith said. “Without them, we couldn’t do that, and this is our payback to them, our ‘thank you,’ if you will.”

While it could be good for enrollment for both EMU and HFC, Smith said it’s less about enrollment for their respective institutions and more about creating an affordable pathway for frontline workers to get a bachelor’s degree, especially if more colleges develop similar partnerships.

“We really do think that the more is the merrier, and we’re anxious to see where this will take us with our colleagues,” Smith said.

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Henry Ford College and Eastern Michigan University partner to offer scholarships to frontline workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

YPSILANTI, Mich., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eastern Michigan University and Henry Ford College (HFC) announced today a partnership to offer EMU scholarships to frontline workers who complete their HFC associate degree (Michigan Transfer Agreement recommended) and pursue a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Michigan University.

The partnership is an extension of HFC’s participation in the State of Michigan and Governor Whitmer’s “Futures for Frontliners” scholarship program, which pays for frontline workers to earn a tuition-free degree from a local community college. The application period for that program closes December 31.

“This is great news for the hundreds of thousands of brave men and women who have been serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s good news for our economy,” said Governor Whitmer. “From the beginning, creating paths to prosperity for more Michiganders has been a top priority for my administration. I’m proud that our state has developed a way to give back to the Michiganders who have been working around the clock to protect us, and I am grateful for this partnership between Henry Ford College and Eastern Michigan University to help more people get on a path to opportunity.”

The partnership is also a natural fit given EMU and HFC’s strong, long standing relationship and more than 40 articulation agreements currently in place, including a recently established pathway for students who have earned an associate nursing degree at Henry Ford College to transfer their credits to Eastern.

“Our frontline workers put themselves at risk to serve Michigan citizens during a pandemic. Now we are putting them at the forefront by supporting their futures,” said HFC President Russ Kavalhuna. “This new partnership between Henry Ford College and Eastern Michigan University is an exciting opportunity for Frontliners to extend their education even further. It will maximize their investment in themselves as they seek new or advanced careers.”

EMU has over 150 articulation agreements with Michigan community colleges, the most of any university in the state.

Eastern Michigan will offer the following scholarship opportunities through the partnership:

  1. HFC Frontliners graduates who enroll at EMU and are Pell eligible will receive an EMU Frontliner Scholarship to cover their remaining tuition balance.  A Pell Grant plus the EMU Frontliner Scholarship = Free Tuition.  The scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition for five consecutive semesters of enrollment at EMU.
  2. HFC Frontliners graduates who enroll at EMU and are not Pell eligible will receive an EMU Frontliner scholarship of $5,000 that will be split into increments of $1,250 for each of four consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment at 12 or more credit hours per semester.

Michigan’s frontline workers have worked tirelessly around the clock for months to maintain essential services and to keep our communities safe,” said Eastern Michigan University President James Smith. “This new scholarship initiative is an extension of the excellent collaboration we have had with Henry Ford College for many years and provides a new opportunity to reward frontline workers by

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Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from proven model

The Central Michigan Chippewas and the Eastern Michigan Eagles will face off in a Mid-American Conference clash at 4 p.m. ET on Friday at Rynearson Stadium. Central Michigan is 2-1 overall and 1-0 on the road, while the Eagles are 0-3 overall and 0-1 at home. The Chippewas enter Friday’s showdown having covered the spread in 10 of their last 15 games. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, is 1-4 ATS in their last five games at home. 

Friday’s game will be broadcasted live on CBS Sports Network. The Chippewas are favored by seven-points in the latest Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 59. Before entering any Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is also a sizzling 44-23 on all top-rated picks through 12 weeks of the 2020 college football schedule, returning over $1,200 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan:

  • Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan spread: Central Michigan -7
  • Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan over-under: 59 points
  • Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan money line: CMU -270, EMU +220

What you need to know about Central Michigan

The Chippewas came up short against the Western Michigan Broncos last Wednesday, falling 52-44. Despite its defeat, Central Michigan got to see several of its players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Running back Kobe Lewis recorded 16 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns against the Broncos. Kalil Pimpleton also had a big day against Western Michigan, rushing for 108 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries.

Despite their most recent setback, the Chippewas will enter Friday’s matchup against Eastern Michigan confident they can secure the victory. That’s because Central Michigan is 6-2 in its last eight games against the Eagles. In addition, the Chippewas are 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings on the road against Eastern Michigan. 

What you need to know about Eastern Michigan

The evening started off rough for Eastern Michigan last Wednesday, and it ended that way, too. The Eagles ended up on the wrong side of a painful 45-28 walloping against Toledo. The losing side was boosted by QB Preston Hutchinson, who completed 25-of-38 pass attempts for 244 yards and four touchdowns. 

Eastern Michigan enters Friday’s matchup averaging 352.3 yards per game on offense. The Eagles have also fared well against the spread. In fact, Eastern Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games. 

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Eastern Michigan University student government matching donations for Giving Tuesday

YPSILANTI, MI — Eastern Michigan University’s student government will be contributing $20,000 and matching all donations on Dec. 1 as part of the university’s participation in Giving Tuesday.

The $20,000 donation will be going to the EMU Student Emergency Fund, which has awarded more than 500 students financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a university release. The university is encouraging students, faculty, staff and alumni to support the EMU project or fund they care about most, the release states.

“2020 has been a year of uncertainty for EMU students, faculty, and staff,” said Bill Shepard, Vice President for Advancement & Executive Director, EMU Foundation. “There are countless opportunities to support EMU programs, scholarships, organizations, and more this year, and we are hoping to build on our excitement from past giving days.”

Originally founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday was created to spark an international day of giving to kick off the holiday season, according to the release. Last year, more than 900 donors came together to raise $827,299 through a combination of collaborations, major gifts and crowdfunding, the release states.

EMU’s crowdfunding page is hosting more than a dozen individual projects that are making an impact on campus, with many focusing on immediate student needs and specific programs and colleges, the release states. Some programs are matching gifts, giving donors the chance to double their impact, according to the release.

EMU community members can use the hashtag #GIVINGTRUEDAY on social media to raise awareness, according to the university’s #GIVINGTRUEDAY website. Those interacting on social media could win prizes like EMU-branded water bottles, an Apple iPad or Airpods, according to the website.

“#GIVINGTRUEDAY allows us to all come together and make a difference as one community,” Shepard said. “Every gift, large or small, has a direct impact. We are asking all of our EMU family and friends to make a gift this year and help students more than ever before.”

Donations can be made on the #GIVINGTRUEDAY website.

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College football games on CBS Sports Network — Watch Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan live stream

Two of three remaining undefeated MAC teams will square off on Saturday when Buffalo hosts Kent State on CBS Sports Network to highlight the network’s holiday slate that spans three days and includes five games. The action begins Friday night with a battle of teams from The Great Lake State and concludes Saturday night when Navy hosts Memphis.

But the headliner arguably comes early on Saturday, when Buffalo and Kent State square off. The teams are tied atop the league’s East division standings at 3-0 at the halfway point of the MAC’s conference-only schedule, and they can ill-afford to lose if they hope to appear in the MAC Championship Game on Dec. 18.

The projected point total of 68 suggests it will be a high-scoring affair as do the recent results of both teams. The Golden Flashes are averaging 52.7 points per game and 616 yards per game. Buffalo is averaging 44.3 points and a comparatively meager 461 yards per game.

Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan

Date: Friday, Nov. 27 | Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Rynearson Stadium — Ypsilanti, Michigan
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: Former Florida and Colorado State coach Jim McElwain has done a nice job getting Central Michigan back to competitiveness after the Chippewas struggled to a 1-11 record in 2018 before he was hired. Now after winning the MAC West last season, CMU (2-1) is back in the race for a league title. EMU, on the other hand, is still looking for its first win after an 0-3 start that included a pair of one-possession losses to quality foes in Kent State and Ball State.

Kent State vs. Buffalo

Date: Saturday, Nov. 28 | Time: Noon ET
Location: UB Stadium — Buffalo, New York
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: After 11 losing seasons in 12 years, Kent State made it back to 7-6 last season under second-year coach Sean Lewis. Now Lewis has guided the Golden Flashes to a 3-0 start with some explosive offense. Kent State put up 69 points against Akron on Nov. 17 and 62 against Bowling Green on Nov. 10. That offense will be tested against a 3-0 Buffalo team that has yet to allow more than 400 yards in a game. The Bulls aren’t bad offensively, either, as they have scored 40 or more in all three of their games.

Florida Atlantic vs. Middle Tennessee

Date: Saturday, Nov. 28 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium — Murfreesboro, Tennessee
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder] 
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App

Storylines: FAU is not in the headlines as much now that the entertaining Lane Kiffin is no longer its head coach. But the Owls have quietly put together a 5-1 start under Willie Taggart as the former Oregon and Florida State coach has started his redemption tour with a splash. FAU’s only loss came

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Foster Loyer’s career night leads Michigan State over Eastern Michigan

EAST LANSING – For the first 10 minutes of the season, Michigan State looked like it was playing an empty arena after a disjointed offseason against an opponent it had just recently learned was on the schedule.

The Spartans were sluggish, and that was understandable given the circumstances.

But once it settled in, Michigan State showed it has players ready to step into larger roles and help keep this program atop the Big Ten.

The No. 13 Spartans easily dispatched Eastern Michigan, 83-67, on Wednesday night at the Breslin Center in their season-opener.

Point guard Foster Loyer led the way with a career-high 20 points, draining six 3-pointers as he guided the Spartans to a double-digit first-half lead.

Loyer earned the start in the much-watched battle to take over for All-American Cassius Winston. He quickly showed off the improved play that teammates and coaches have been raving about all offseason.

Loyer regularly sank 3′s from a few feet behind the arc, taking advantage of the looks created by Eastern Michigan’s 2-3 zone defense. That led the way on a day when the Spartans hit 12 of 28 3-pointers – and limited Eastern Michigan to 4-for-20 shooting from distance.

Alongside Loyer in that starting lineup was Joshua Langford, who played his first competitive basketball game in nearly two years after a pair of foot surgeries ended his last two seasons.

Langford missed his first three shots as he shook off all that rust, but recovered to record 10 points on 3-for-8 shooting in 21 minutes. The former McDonald’s All-American who averaged 15 points per game before his junior season was cut short had uncertain expectations but looked like a player who will be a significant contributor this year.

Transfer forward Joey Hauser also overcome a subpar start to his Spartans career, with five turnovers in the first 24 minutes of the game, to score 11 points in the second half and 15 for the game.

Junior Gabe Brown added 12 points, thanks to a pair of late 3-pointers.

That was more than enough against an Eastern Michigan team that suited up just eight players for the season-opener, a game that was finalized just a week ago.

The Eagles hung with Michigan State early as it came out with more energy and the Spartans missed shots and committed turnovers. Midway through the first half, Hauser turned the ball over on three straight possession to help the Eagles go on a nine-point run and take a two-point lead with 8:50 left before halftime.

But Michigan State came out of a timeout and made baskets on three straight trips to get the lead back. That started a 13-point scoring run that included a pair of Loyer triples, and Michigan State took a 16-point lead into halftime.

Michigan State will remain at home and host Notre Dame on Saturday at the Breslin Center.

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Eastern U.S. may see stormy, wintry weather pattern next week

The first storm, which could be particularly intense, is projected to take an inland track early next week, from the Gulf of Mexico toward the eastern Great Lakes. Such a track would draw up enough warm air for mostly rain along the East Coast. But interior locations in the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes could see their first significant snow.

There’s some chance for a second storm to develop slightly to the east of the first one around Dec. 3 or 4, opening up the possibility for wintry precipitation closer to the East Coast.

The first storm: Early next week

An upper-level disturbance ejecting from the Desert Southwest will help spark the development of a storm system near the Louisiana Gulf Coast late in the weekend.

Computer models agree that it will tap substantial moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and produce heavy rainfall in the South and Southeast from Sunday into Monday.

The plot thickens Monday when this gulf storm turns north and merges with jet stream energy diving south from the Upper Midwest. The storm may intensify and draw in very cold air on its western side, while funneling heavy rain northward to the east.

The European (ECMWF) weather model forecasts a powerhouse storm, possibly meeting the criteria for a bomb cyclone because of its rate of intensification (a pressure drop of 24 millibars in 24 hours), over eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania by Monday afternoon.

Near and east of the storm center, including much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, heavy rain is projected. To the west, heavy snow is shown in western Ohio, eastern Indiana, Michigan and eastern Kentucky. A storm this powerful would also be a big wind generator, creating the possibility of blowing snow and power outages.

The model suggests that the storm could linger over the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes into Wednesday or Thursday next week, resulting in a prolonged period of windblown snowfall.

The Canadian and American models also whip up a storm that tracks slightly to the east of the European model and that is less intense.

The specifics of how strong this storm will be and the location, timing and intensity of rain, snow and wind will come into better focus over the next several days.

In the wake of this storm, models predict lower-than-average temperatures in parts of the East, but not frigid Arctic air.

A second storm?

Between Dec. 3 and 4, some models are showing the potential for a second storm to develop in the South, near the Gulf Coast, and again tracking north.

With cold air better established in the eastern United States by this time, this storm would probably track to the east of the first one if it materializes. A track closer to the coast would open up the possibility of frozen precipitation closer to the East Coast; however, cold air may still only be sufficient for snow in interior areas and especially the Appalachians.

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Eastern Michigan University to change theater’s name amid blackface controversary

YPSILANTI, MI — Eastern Michigan University is asking for name suggestions for a campus theater after learning the previous namesake used blackface in performances.



a close up of a bridge near a window: The Quirk-Sponberg Theatre Building at Eastern Michigan University. EMU is taking suggestions to rename the Quirk Theatre, which is in inside the building.


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The Quirk-Sponberg Theatre Building at Eastern Michigan University. EMU is taking suggestions to rename the Quirk Theatre, which is in inside the building.

The Daniel L. Quirk Jr. Building has been home to the School of Communication, Media and Theater Arts (CMTA) since its construction in 1958, EMU President James Smith said in a message to students and staff. After learning of Quirk Jr.’s history, which included theater performances using blackface and mocking African American culture, Smith created a committee to address the legacy of the building and theater.

That committee — which includes CMTA faculty, staff, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, an EMU foundation representative and a member of the Quirk family – recommended changing the name to reflect CMTA’s culture of inclusivity, social justice, unity and commitment to giving a voice to all.

“We view this as an opportunity to reflect on how we live our mission and values going forward as a university,” Smith said. “We challenge ourselves to continually face the injustices of oppression and to build a more accessible, inclusive and equitable campus culture that goes beyond the campus itself.”

According to Ypsilanti Historical Society President Bill Nickels, Quirk Jr. became very interested in theater at a young age. He bought a house on North Huron Street and built an addition on the house to accommodate a small theater, Nickels said.

From there, Quirk Jr. founded the Ypsilanti Players and served as its first director.

Nickels was not aware of the controversy surrounding the building and was surprised to hear about Quirk Jr.’s performances, but he was not surprised that there were theater performances at the time that included blackface.

“The pictures would have been of the Ypsilanti Players, which was an amateur theater group, and I was not aware that the Ypsilanti Players themselves had performances with blackface,” Nickels said.

Quirk Jr. was the great-grandfather of Kathryn C. Quirk, who is on EMU’s renaming committee for the building. She said she first heard of the controversy when Ypsilanti historian Matthew Siegfried posted about her great-grandfather on Facebook.

Quirk’s first reaction was shock, but not necessarily surprise.

“I was unaware of this activity on behalf of my great-grandfather, Quirk said. “Given the generation of his time and his involvement with theater I was not surprised.”

Quirk responded to Siegfried’s post and said that it was her belief, as well as her extended family’s belief, that if keeping the Quirk name on the building is harmful to students, staff or anyone affiliated with EMU, it should not remain there.

Even though it hurts to know her last name has some history regarding racism, Quirk said her pain is nothing compared to the harm inflicted on people of color by white people in this country.

“As a society we are long

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