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Michael Render (aka "Killer Mike") is a Grammy-winning rapper and community activist, one half of the critically acclaimed duo Run the Jewels. Erik Nielson is assistant professor of liberal arts at the University of Richmond and co-editor of "The Hip Hop & Obama Reader" (Oxford UP, 2015). They recently co-authored an amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court in Bell v. Itawamba County School Board.
(CNN)If your child attended a school where male athletic coaches were accused of sexually harassing female students, would you want school administrators to investigate the allegations or punish the young man who made them public?