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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Post-Script to the Athlete-Student/UConn Rant

As I incessantly ranted yesterday, the graduation rate for African American "athlete-students" at UConn is 22%. To put that in perspective, the odds that an American woman developing cancer in her lifetime are roughly 1 in 3, or 33%. Similarly, the odds of an American male developing cancer in his lifetime are roughly 1 in 2, or 50%.

Yes, you have a better chance of developing cancer than a male athlete-student does of graduating from UConn.

No amount of success is worth that claim to fame.

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