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Teens' Experience Shows Campus Reality for Native Americans

Nineteen-year-old Thomas Gray says he and his 17-year-old brother were shocked when they were removed from the tour in Fort Collins on April 30

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    Teens' Experience Shows Campus Reality for Native Americans
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    In this Friday, May 11, 2018 photo, Thomas Gray, left, and Lloyd Gray stand together with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background outside Santa Fe, N.M. The Native American brothers were pulled from a campus tour at Colorado State University on April 30 in an experience that has been decried as yet another example of racial profiling in recent weeks and has highlighted some of the complications tribal youth must navigate in mainstream settings, such as universities.

    The experience of two Native American teenagers pulled from a tour at Colorado State University has highlighted the complications that youth from tribal communities often must navigate in mainstream settings, such as college campuses.

    Nineteen-year-old Thomas Gray says he and his 17-year-old brother were shocked when they were removed from the tour in Fort Collins on April 30 after a mother in the group reported them to authorities.

    Campus police say the boys were reported because they had been quiet.

    Colorado State says it wants to compensate the brothers for the seven-hour trip from Santa Cruz, New Mexico, to Fort Collins, and pay their way for another tour as VIPs.

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    The Grays haven't responded. The American Civil Liberties Union says it has been in touch with the family.