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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Overcoming the need to fill in boxes

Cheney's Karen McCormick faces questions about race, music in Nashville


Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:41am

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick is beginning to find success in her country music career

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Born in Brazzaville, Congo to a white father and black mother, Karen McCormick has often found herself facing a decision when filing out employment forms. Particularly the part that asks about race.

"OK, I don't fit in all the way here and I don't fit in all the way here," McCormick said of the selection boxes. "Where is the box for me?"

The 2013 Cheney High School and 2018 Eastern Washington University graduate and aspiring country music artist has recently chosen to be more vocal about her feelings on race, its role in society and movements such as Black Lives Matter...

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