Teens’ experience at Colorado State shows campus reality for Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour of their dream university when a parent in the group stepped away to call 911. "Their behavior is just really odd," she said from the Colorado State University campus. "They won’t give their names …. They just really stand out." The teens’ quiet disposition and dark clothing were unnerving, the caller told the dispatcher. Campus police responded by pulling them from the tour, patting them down and asking why they didn’t "cooperate" when others asked them questions. Yet for many Native Americans, much of 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati and… Read More

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