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Dakota lacrosse teams' expulsion may have exposed undercurrent of racism

Angelo Ruiz is dealing with a lot.

The 17-year-old sounds happy, but when I ask him to tell me about how he grew up, he reveals a story that would make anyone marvel at his ability to simply survive.

“I’ve seen him three times in my life,” Ruiz said of his father, who is Mexican and was caught in the United States after entering illegally in 2008. “I don’t even know how to pronounce his first name.”


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