In the face of adversity, African-American parents and alum stay committed to UVA

“As a “D1 Mom” raising twin high school senior athletes, I found myself waking [up] at 3:33 AM as I considered the notion that one of my daughters had committed to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia,” said Jacqueline Jeffries Barnett, referencing JAY-Z’s acclaimed album 4:44.

“Myla Grace was recruited to play lacrosse [at the University of Virginia] before her sophomore season. Hailey Grace on the other hand rowed there at a summer visit and both have excelled in their respective sports,” said Jeffries Barnett, an education consultant and former secretary of education for the City of Philadelphia.

“When White supremacist, decided to hold a vigil under the cloak of darkness, I considered the state of the union where my daughter will soon matriculate. Having recently walked the campus grounds, I was stunned.”

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