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Virginia NAACP responds to VMI racism report, demanding changes be made

FILE - This July 15, 2020 file photo shows the barracks at Virginia Military Institute in...
FILE - This July 15, 2020 file photo shows the barracks at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. Virginia Military Institute's Board of Visitors voted Thursday, Oct. 29 to remove the prominent statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson that stands in front of the barracks on campus.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 6:13 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia NAACP has responded to the newly released report that revealed years of racism and sexism allegations at Virginia Military Institute, demanding changes need to be made.

The report laid out eight different things the school needs to do to improve the culture.

NAACP President Robert Barnette says state legislators need to return to Richmond this summer to create a plan to quickly make the changes recommended in the report.

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