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Your Black News: Jasmine Watson Fights IHSAA For Right To Play

December 16, 2008 Leave a comment

An area high school student will be in a court of law next week to fight for her right to get back on the basketball court.

Jasmine Watson is one of the top basketball players in Michiana but right now she’s not playing anywhere, because of a high school transfer controversy. [...]

The IHSAA ruled it was done for primarily athletic reasons; a violation of state rules.

But Jasmine, her family, and their supporters, say there’s more to it than that. [...]

“A mother should have the right to make a decision on how to feed her family when faced with (tough) economic conditions,” said Gladys Muhammad with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation. [...]

“The mom was unemployed. She lost her home to foreclosure, her husband was not there, and so she had to move to South Bend where she does have family she does have the best resources,” said Trina Robinson, President of the South Bend NAACP [...]

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