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Old 03-05-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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Loses his NCAA eligibilty - just seems wrong - I know there are rules but...


Here is his song on Youtube (also on itunes).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un8P0pq5NlE


Here is the article that explains why he is losing his eligibilty.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/sports/wrestler-hoping-to-inspire-through-song-loses-eligibility.html?_r=1
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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I read the story...what does his being adopted and transracial have to do with his losing his NCAA eligibility? What does losing his NCAA eligibility have to do with Adoption as it pertains to this forum?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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I read the story...what does his being adopted and transracial have to do with his losing his NCAA eligibility? What does losing his NCAA eligibility have to do with Adoption as it pertains to this forum?
Lighten up, Francis.

This is a human interest story about an adoptee. It belongs in this forum.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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Lighten up, Francis.

This is a human interest story about an adoptee. It belongs in this forum.
So it's not about a student athlete losing his NCAA eligibility? Maybe the link isn't working properly.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:32 PM
 
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So it's not about a student athlete losing his NCAA eligibility? Maybe the link isn't working properly.
I don't get the connection either.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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On a music level, his rapping isn't bad. I liked the sing and the video was actually really well produced. He has a really positive message and I admire that.

On the adoption side, it must have been challenging to grow up in a predominantly white area in a white family. Families raising children of different races (this can often apply to bio children if one parent is if a different race but is not present) really need to be conscious of this. My husband and I will never move to a predominantly white area because our adopted daughter is not Caucasion, and we do not want to isolate her. Our jobs are more city-based anyway, so it makes this easy to know we will always be able to do, but still, it's something we must be conscious of.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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It's a story about a transracial adoptee who has done good...

Moderator cut: personal, off topic

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this, Artful Dodger - it makes me frustrated to learn that the NCAA is giving this young man such a hard time - someone in the NCAA clearly is clueless! He seems to be intelligent, creative, articulate, and a great role model, who has created a very inspiring song which could positively influence untold numbers of children and teens.

This young man's having been adopted doesn't seem terribly relevent, although it's clear that his family has done a fine job rearing him. Perhaps his story will provide encouragement to others considering transracial adoption.

I hope the NCAA will come to their senses, and support, rather than harrass, this very talented and creative young man and his very worthy efforts and goals.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I'm glad you posted. It's an interesting story and I've been lax on my SportsCenter lately so I would have missed it otherwise. He seems like a really amazing and mature young man, and I hope the NCAA sees that they should be supporting such efforts. In this case, the rule was made to be broken.

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Craig - while not terribly relevant it is interwinded in the story because he even offered to legally change his name to his birth name - but that wasn't acceptable - while at the same time he wasn't willing to compromise his feelings that he needs to promote his message and do it publicly as coming from him. Speaks a lot to his character - open, honest, willing to compromise to make it work. Yet at the same time he is dismissed as must pick one thing because you can't be good at multiple things - who says you can't?
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