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First Black Girl Duo Wins Harvard International Debate

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First-Ever Black Girl Duo Wins Harvard’s International Debate Competition
Photo Credit: Harvard Diversity Project

 

First-Ever Black Girl Duo Wins Harvard’s International Debate Competition

Two Atlanta teenagers make history and get celebrated for being undefeated academics.According to Black Enterprise, 16-year-old Jayla Jackson and 17-year-old Emani Stanton have been honored by the Harvard Debate Council for being the first-ever Black girl duo to take home the grand prize title for the team.

“Our 4th consecutive championship win was brought home to Atlanta by Jayla & Emani with an #UNDEFEATED record as they became the FIRST EVER Black girl duo to win Harvard’s international debate competition against over one hundred debaters from around the world,” the Harvard Diversity Project said on their official Instagram account. “They have shown the world what’s possible when the playing field is leveled!”

Their debate topic, appropriately, was whether NCAA athletes should be paid, and they quite successfully argued that they should.

 

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