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‘Whiteness is a helluva drug’: NFL team hammered for giving black kid lawnmower instead of scholarship

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An NFL team came under fire over the weekend after it gave an African-American child a lawnmower to help him save for college.

In a video post to Twitter over the weekend, the Carolina Panthers explained that 12-year-old Jaylin Clyburn is spending his summers mowing lawns to save for college.

“We needed his expertise so we brought him to Charlotte,” the video says while Clyburn is seen pushing his lawnmore outside the team’s footbal stadium.

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A team official tells Clyburn that Lowe’s has donated a new lawnmower on behalf of the Panthers.

Before the video ends, the 12-year-old is made “an official member” of the team’s grounds crew.

Twitter users scolded the team for giving the child a lawnmower instead of a scholarship.

Watch the video and read some of the critical tweets below.

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Officer won’t face charges after killing black man who didn’t have bicycle light

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A Wisconsin police officer will not face charges after he chased and killed a black man who did not have a bicycle light.

According to WITI, Police Sgt. Eric Giese of Mount Pleasant will not be charged in the killing of 18-year-old Ty'Rese West.

Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said that she determined that Giese actions "fall under the privilege of self-defense."

Dwight Person, West's father, father demanded to see a "thorough investigation done, and also to see Eric Giese locked up."

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‘Better wages, more toys’: Watch an adorable 3-year-old girl lead chant at General Motors strike

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A 3-year-old girl was caught on video leading a chant of "better wages, more toys" at a the General Motors strike in Ohio.

Video of the girl was posted by Mike Elk of The Payday Report.

WATCH: 3 year old girl leads chant of "Better Wages, More Toys" #gmstrike pic.twitter.com/JRmG7er6Ry

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 18, 2019

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WATCH: 16-year-old Greta Thunberg rebukes GOPer who thinks other countries must solve climate change

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Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, faced off with members of Congress on Wednesday.

In a hearing before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Thunberg declined to submit a written opening statement.

"I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists and I want you to unite behind the science,” she said.

Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana tried to make the point that the U.S. should not curb its carbon emissions until other countries agreed to do so.

"Let me ask you a question," Graves said. "If you were sailing across the ocean and you were picking up trash along the way and for every one piece of trash you pick up, there's a boat right next to you dumping out five pieces, how would that make you feel?"

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