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Thu May 28, 2015, 12:47 AM

Racist trolling casts pall over US spelling bee

Racist trolling on social media is casting an ugly pall over, of all things, the world's foremost spelling bee.

For seven years in a row, and for 11 of the past 15 years, the $30,000 Scripps National Spelling Bee championship has been won by American youngsters of Indian heritage.

Chances are as good as ever that another one will follow suit at this year's finals Thursday at the Gaylord National convention resort by the Potomac River outside Washington.

They make up one in five of the 285 spellers, aged nine through 15, from all 50 states and seven foreign countries, who ran a gauntlet of local and regional contests to qualify for the big event. ..............(more)


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Thu May 28, 2015, 12:56 AM

1. same ones who attack poor minorities and blame them for being lazy, welfare queens , not knowing

english etc.

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