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Journalist April Ryan kicks off Howard Community College's Diversity Week

Journalist April Ryan kicks off Howard Community College's Diversity Week

On the Friday before Martin Luther King Day last year, journalist April Ryan found herself asking President Donald Trump if he was racist.

“It was a sad day for any reporter to ask a sitting president, ‘Are you a racist?’” Ryan said as she delivered the keynote speech for Howard Community College’s Diversity Week on Monday morning on the college’s Columbia campus.

“The president did not respond, but it [the question] was in the air so heavy,” Ryan said.

Ryan asked the question the day after Trump allegedly said immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador...

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