Lottery Controversy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Lottery Controversy

This week... State Senator Thelma Harper said that Lottery Sponsor Steve Cohen of Memphis quote... "doesn't know slavery is dead."

She is referring to Senator Cohen's insistence that those who earn lottery scholarships must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

She says that requirment will eliminate many African Americans from consideration.

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