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Sat May 30, 2015, 11:14 PM


spelling bee officials confront racist reaction

The National Spelling Bee preliminary round is being held today, and its officials are confronting the racism that has accompanied it in recent years.

Indian American children have won the spelling bee for seven straight years and 11 of the last 15.

Paige Kimble, the Bee’s director, addressed the question last week, partly because of the racially charged tweets that have grown to accompany the spelling bee, the Washington Post says.

“We certainly followed the coverage last year,” Kimble said, “and we are aware of Twitter posts that are not nice, that indicate that we have a long way to go as a country in embracing all of our immigrant population.”

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Sat May 30, 2015, 11:32 PM

1. Oh the horror. smh

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