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10 Things You Need Before Bringing Home Your First Dog

Whether you’re adopting your first dog or adding another one to the family, there are essential items you should have on hand before bringing your dog home. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve curated a list of everything you need at affordable prices. The best part? You can get it all on Amazon, and some items can arrive as soon as tomorrow.

Of course your dog will need the basics, like feeding dishes, a collar, and leash, but little things like training treats, waste bags, and car seat covers can easily be overlooked until the moment you need them. Since your pet deserves nothing but the best, you’ll find that every item on our list has thousands of rave reviews from Amazon customers.

Pet Supplies for New Dogs on Amazon:

  • Midwest Home for Pets Collapsible Dog Crate, from $16.99
  • Tianyao No-Pull Dog Harness Vest Set for Medium Dogs, $22.98
  • YY Foreyy Raised Pet Bowls with Bamboo Stand, $19.99–$49.99 (orig. $34.99–$55.99)
  • Bedsure Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed, $39.99–$79.99
  • Earth Rated Leash Dispenser for Dog Waste and Bags, $34.99 (orig. $45)
  • DActive Pets Dog Back Seat Car Cover Protector, $33.96–$41.96
  • Pet Botanics Training Reward Treats, Regular, Bacon, 20 oz., $12.74
  • Pet Mate Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Toy, $7.87–$9.99
  • Kong Classic Dog Toy, $7.49–$23.99
  • Slson Collapsible Dog Bowl 2 Pack with Carabiners, $4.99–$14.99

One satisfied shopper says that “all pet owners should have one of these poop bag dispensers” from Earth Rated not only for convenience, but also because the bags are biodegradable and better for the environment than traditional plastic bags. Nearly 90 percent of customers who’ve left a rating gave it five stars.

Buy It! Earth Rated Leash Dispenser for Dog Waste and Bags, $34.99 (orig. $45); amazon.com

Meanwhile, another Amazon reviewer claims that a collapsible crate is a “must-have” for anyone bringing home a new puppy “because of the ability to adjust the amount of space inside, and the ease of folding it up.” This crate from Midwest Home for Pets is available in a variety of sizes and has a whopping 60,000 reviews.

Buy It! Midwest Home for Pets Collapsible Dog Crate, from $16.99; amazon.com

A crate can be made more comfortable for your dog by adding an orthopedic memory foam bed inside. This one, which bears the Amazon’s Choice label, has a waterproof liner and removable cover that’s machine-washable so it’s easy to clean after an inevitable accident.

Buy It! Bedsure Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed, $39.99–$79.99; amazon.com

Having the right necessities can make the adjustment period easier for you and your dog, but it’s important to note that every dog is different and can take more or less time to adjust. The average adjustment period for a new animal can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on their background.

See the rest of the things Amazon shoppers love to help adjust dog to their new forever home below.

Buy It! Tianyao No-Pull Dog Harness Vest Set for Medium Dogs, $22.98; amazon.com

Buy It! YY Foreyy Raised Pet Bowls with Bamboo Stand, $19.99–$49.99 (orig. $34.99–$55.99); amazon.com

Buy It! DActive Pets Dog Back Seat Car Cover Protector, $33.96–$41.96; amazon.com

Buy It! Pet Botanics Training Reward Treats, Regular, Bacon, 20 oz., $12.74; amazon.com

Buy It! Pet Mate Booda Fresh N Floss Tug Rope Toy, $7.87–$9.99; amazon.com

Buy It! Kong Classic Dog Toy, $7.49–$23.99; amazon.com

Buy It! Slson Collapsible Dog Bowl 2 Pack with Carabiners, $4.99–$14.99; amazon.com

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Claire Foy Horror-Thriller ‘Dust’ Bought by Searchlight

Disney’s Searchlight arm has bought rights to Claire Foy’s horror-thriller “Dust,” four months after the project was unveiled at the Cannes Virtual Market.

Foy will portray a woman who becomes increasingly traumatized in 1930s Oklahoma amid the region’s horrific dust storms and convinces herself that a mysterious presence is threatening her family. She then takes extraordinary measures to protect them.

Variety reported at the Cannes market in June that the film would be set around a remote farmhouse and would be fairly self-contained, with just a small number of starring roles and a minimalist aesthetic.

Will Joines and Karrie Crouse are set to direct from a script that Crouse wrote. The screenplay was developed at the Sundance Writer’s Lab.

“Winter’s Bone” producer Alexi Madigan and her Mad Dog Films are producing with Lucas Joaquin of Secret Engine. CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group are co-representing North American rights. Mad River International is handling international sales and introduced the project at the Cannes market.

Foy won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s “The Crown.” She is developing an adaptation of the Charlotte McConaghy novel “Migrations” and will star and exec produce. Variety reported on Oct. 5 that Foy and James McAvoy were attached to star in the upcoming English-language remake of the French thriller “Mr Son” for STXfirms. She will next star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the biopic “Louis Wain.”

Foy is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group. Joines and Crouse are repped by CAA.

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Love Island beauty Jess Gale unleashes boobs as she wows in sheer lace lingerie

Love Island star Jess Gale has put on the cheekiest display of the year as she stripped down to a white sheer lingerie set to flaunt her curves.

Sporting her inner Marilyn Monroe, the 20-year-old took to her official Instagram account to share the tantalising snap with her 730,000 followers which she gained after appearing on the ITV2 dating show this year during the winter edition.

Jess, who appeared on the show with her identical twin sister Eve, came in fourth place with now ex-boyfriend Ched Uzor.

The former student and VIP hostess from London looked sensational in the snap which she shared on her main page.

In it, Jess can be seen sitting on what appears to be an apartment bedroom floor as she sits in the middle of a window and a bed.

With her cleavage taking centre stage, the beauty donned a skimpy white lace bra which plunged down to reveal her flesh.

She matched it with some matching knickers that she wore high-up on her hips as part of the latest Instagram trend.

  • Love Island's Jess and Eve Gale put on booby display as they spill from sheer lingerie

  • Love Island's Jess Gale unleashes curves in teeny string bikini during lockdown

The blonde bombshell wore her long locks down in loose waves as her hair tousled down her body.

As usual, the beauty didn't forget her glam and went full glam for the occasion with some false eyelashes, a spray tan and a glossy lip.

Her adoring fans rushed to like the post with it gaining over 29,000 likes including from her Love Island co-star Paige Turley.

Hundreds of fans also rushed to the comment section to gush over her.

One wrote: "I'm obsessed with you," followed by the love-struck emoji.

A second gushed: "Gorgeous as always angel."

"So, so pretty," complimented another.

"Your body is incredible," said one fan.

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Is Meghan Markle Pregnant Again? She Just Postponed Something Major

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have one healthy and unbelievably adorable baby boy at home, but fans believe they might have another little one on the way. You see, Meghan recently delayed her ongoing trial against The Mail on Sunday until fall 2021. When royal fans realized the trial’s new date is right around nine months away, speculation ran rampant. Many are questioning if Meghan Markle is pregnant again, and are hoping the answer is yes. Meghan and Harry’s team did not respond to Elite Daily’s request for comment on the rumors.

In October 2019, Meghan’s announced she was suing The Mail on Sunday over a series of stories published in 2019 in which portions of a private letter she wrote to her father following her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry were disclosed to the public without her consent. While the trial was originally set to take place in January 2021, the Duchess has requested for it to be pushed back to the fall. According to a Harper’s Bazaar report, Meghan’s request to postpone was granted after her legal team provided a confidential reason as to why it was necessary. Given that the nine month delay is the same length of time as a pregnancy term, royal fans are chattering about Meghan possibly having another baby on board.

"So are we all in agreement that #MeghanMarkle is pregnant! A nine month delay is an oddly specific time frame," one person tweeted, while another said, "I think she is pregnant……not before next October dates seem to coincide with pregnancy and maternity time frame."

The potential pregnancy news wouldn’t be a complete surprise. The couple have spoken out in the past about their desire for more kids. Speaking with British Vogue for their 2019 September issue, Harry revealed he does indeed want more kids, just not too many. “Two (children), maximum,” he said.

Only time will tell why Meghan chose to delay the trial by nine months, but if the rumors ring true, baby Archie could be getting a little sister or brother very soon.

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Walmart's advertising business is rattling agencies

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 30. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]

Today's news: Walmart rattles agencies, WPP hires McKinsey for five-year plan, and CEOs field investor questions about influencers.

Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillonRick T. Wilking/Getty Images

Walmart is trying to build a big ad business, but some agencies that control a big chunk of the $17 billion market worry they're getting pushed out

  • Walmart is ramping up its advertising business by partnering with a handful of adtech firms that help marketers buy and manage ads.
  • I reported that some small e-commerce agencies say that Walmart is pushing advertisers to work directly with the adtech firms, cutting out ad agencies.
  • The agencies also said Walmart has limitations that could lead clients to move ad dollars from Walmart to Amazon.

Read the full story here.

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Ad giant WPP hired McKinsey and created its first 5-year plan, and it shows how the company wants to grow after deep cost cuts

  • Ad holding company giant WPP created its first five-year plan, said people with direct knowledge of the matter, reports Patrick Coffee.
  • Former WPP executives said it shows how the company wants to move from cost-cutting to growth as its traditional advertising business struggles.
  • The five-year plan signals a departure from the past, when WPP ran its business on a quarterly basis and sometimes discussed long-term plans that weren't formalized, said a former WPP financial executive.

Read the full story here.

Charli D'Amelio.Thomas Petrou/UTA

Retail brands like Kohl's, American Eagle, and Express are touting their work with influencers to investors. Here are the key takeaways from our analysis of over 50 mentions on earnings calls.

  • Dan Whateley reviewed hundreds of company transcripts to see how CEOs talk about working with influencers.
  • Influencer marketing was once viewed as experimental marketing, but CEOs now often field questions about them from investors.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch, Vera Bradley, American Eagle Outfitters and ad holding WPP have all specifically called out 16-year-old TikTok star Charli D'Amelio to investors this year.

Read the full story here.

More stories we're reading:

  • PR giant FleishmanHillard CEO lays out how the firm is having its 'best year ever' despite taking a hit during the pandemic (Business Insider)
  • Never-ending early holiday deals are sure to cause deal fatigue this year, experts warn. It's like endlessly 'hearing Christmas music before Thanksgiving.' (Business Insider)
  • TikTok just slapped its rival Triller with a countersuit over patent infringement claims, and Triller's CEO said he looks forward to a 'David and Goliath' fight in court (Business Insider)
  • Shopify beats quarterly revenue estimates as more merchants sign up during the online-shopping boom (Reuters)
  • DoubleVerify receives $350M investment boost, ahead of its reported IPO (AdExchanger)
  • Facebook charged Biden a higher price than Trump for campaign ads (The Markup)
  • Digital media entrepreneur launches personal finance platform for Latinos (Wall Street Journal)

Thanks for reading and see you on Monday! You can reach me in the meantime at [email protected] and subscribe to this daily email here.

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There's a Ton of Evidence That Clare Was Actually Forced Off 'The Bachelorette' by Producers

Please cast your mind back several dozen years to July 2020, the fated month that we found out Clare Crawley had quit The Bachelorette—or, perhaps we should say “quit.” From day one, spoilers about this truly wild plot twist indicated that it was Clare’s decision to leave the show. And it all began with Life & Style’s initial reports claiming she had such a “deep connection” with Dale Moss that she “refused to come out of her room” to film with other guys, leaving production “blindsided” when she ditched the show 12 days in.

ABC has since gone wayyyyy out of their way to reinforce this narrative. Like, we’ve all seen that clip of Chris Harrison telling Clare “you’ve just blown up the Bachelorette,” right?

And just this week ABC executive Robert Mills told Nick Viall that production never considered the possibility of Clare meeting her ~person~ so early on, or that they’d have to “shut this whole thing down.”

But it looks like there’s actually way more to this story, and fans have uncovered (mounting!!) evidence that ABC always intended to recast Clare with Tayshia Adams. Let’s lay it all out like our assigned FBI agents would want us to:

Exhibit A: Reality Steve’s Bombshell Report

In early October, after months of reports that Clare had quit the show, Reality Steve came through with an extremely !!!!!!! post claiming that producers had basically planted the seed in Clare’s mind that she should quit for Dale. Per Steve, “this was in production’s plan before Clare’s season started. They knew Clare would be removed at some point during this season and replaced as the Bachelorette by Tayshia. Did Clare know? No. Did the guys know? No. But production sure as hell did.”

Steve then went on to say that production knew Clare would fall for Dale early based on conversations with her:

Exhibit B: Clare’s Pointed Twitter Likes

Clare is under contract with ABC right now and presumably can’t say anything bad about the show. But it looks like she tried to give an opinion about that Reality Steve report (see: Exhibit A) through the ancient art of Pointed Twitter Likes™.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Clare liked a series of tweets by Bachelorette viewer Marietou Sangare, indicating that she was forced out by producers. Per ET, Marietou wrote:

In two other tweets liked by Clare, Marietou said, “They had Tayshia quarantined 9 days after Clare started filming. They wanted to remove Clare. And I just don’t think it’s fair,” and “Production has control over literally everything. They know what they’re doing.”

Production has control over literally everything. They know what they’re doing

Exhibit C: Clare’s ET Interview

During an early October interview with Entertainment Tonight, Clare maintained that she never quit the show. Of course, she didn’t go as far as to say she was forced out—but she made her feelings pretty clear:

Exhibit D: Robert Mills’ Interview

During the interview between ABC exec Robert Mills and Nick Viall, Mills claimed that production waited to call in Tayshia well into Clare’s season: “When [Clare] didn’t give out that rose and she just gave it to herself, that was it,” he said. “That was really it, when we started making the call [to replace her].”

But Reality Steve hopped on Twitter to once again call bullsh*t and say the show always intended to replace Clare with Tayshia:

This is flat out untrue. They are selling you a lie. If you honestly think they didn’t make the call to Tayshia until Clare decided not to give that group date rose, her last date of the season by the way, you need to wake up. The timeline doesn’t even work in that scenario. pic.twitter.com/QiN0oXrU8Y

And he also made it clear he wasn’t about to compromise his sources:

That’s not the case here. Tayshia wasn’t on standby “in case.” This wasn’t a COVID thing. But I’m not going to compromise sources just so people who don’t wanna believe it can be appeased. This was planned before the season started. https://t.co/bErxYnmNsP

So…where does this all leave us? On the one hand, we have producers and execs indicating that Clare quit the show seemingly on her own terms. On the other, we have Clare liking tweets about being forced out, and Bachelor Nation’s most reputable spoiler source saying the show always intended to replace her. Which means the time has come to weigh in! Hit the poll with your thoughts:

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost marry in 'intimate ceremony'

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have tied the knot.

The couple married over the weekend in an "intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones," according to an Instagram post from Meals on Wheels America on Thursday. 

"We’re thrilled to break the news that Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were married over the weekend in an intimate ceremony with their immediate family and love ones, following COVID-19 safety precautions as directed by the CDC," the caption read.

The image featured the Staten Island Ferry — Jost was born in Staten Island – decorated with traditional wedding day aluminum cans. 

"Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica. Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio," it concluded. 

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson got engaged in May 2019. 
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The actress, 35, and "Saturday Night Live" star, 38, became engaged in May 2019 after two years of dating. 

The co-star the Marvel "Avengers" films was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and French journalist Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017. Dauriac and Johansson share a 6-year-old daughter, Rose. This is the comedian's first marriage. 

Johansson previously gushed about Jost's romantic proposal. "He did [do it in a romantic way], he killed it," she told Ellen DeGeneres. "It was a very James Bond situation. It was surprising. He's got a lot behind that [Saturday Night Live] news desk he's hiding."

The Marvel star was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and French journalist Romain Dauriac from 2014 to 2017. Dauriac and Johansson share a 6-year-old daughter, Rose. 
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"He's very charming and very thoughtful and romantic," Johansson added. "I was surprised, even if you imagine what that moment is going to be like, it's still, it's a beautiful moment. It was very personal. It was a very special moment and I think more than anything, when someone tells you they want to share the rest of their life with you, it's a lovely, special thing."

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Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway Are Rival Housewives in Psychological Thriller 'Mothers' Instinct'

Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway are going to play rival housewives in the psychological thriller Mothers’ Instinct, the English-language remake of Olivier Masset-Depasse‘s 2018 Belgian film Duelles. Masset-Depasse will be directing this English-language remake, which Chastain will also be producing.

Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway have starred in films together before — namely Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar — but we never got to see these two talented actresses cross paths onscreen. Now they’re moving across the street from each other in an idyllic 1960s suburb, where a “psychological battle of wills” unfolds. Chastain and Hathaway are set to star opposite each other in Mothers’ InstinctOlivier Masset-Depasse‘s English-language remake of his own 2018 acclaimed Belgian film Duelles. The film follows two best friends and neighbors whose perfect harmony is shattered after a tragic accident.

Here is the logline for Mothers’ Instinct:

Set in the early ‘60s, best friends and neighbors Alice (Chastain) and Celine (Hathaway) both live an idyllic traditional lifestyle with manicured lawns, successful husbands and sons of the same age. Life’s perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond and a psychological battle of wills begins as the maternal instinct reveals its darker side.

Writer Sarah Conradt (50 States of Fright) is set to adapt the English language script of the film, which is based on Barbara Abel’s novel Derrière la Haine. Olivier Masset-Depasse helms the remake after his 2018 film Duelles was a critical hit, winning a record-breaking 9 Magritte Awards from the Belgian Academy including Best Film and Best Director.

“It takes actors of Jessica and Anne’s caliber to communicate the intricacy of these two roles,” Masset-Depasse said in a statement. “The relationship between a mother and child is the most powerful connection between two human beings.  When this bond is severed, it calls into question conventional morality and even sanity. In the behind-closed-doors atmosphere of 1960’s America, Mothers’ Instinct becomes a terrifying, high-pressure powder keg.”

Added Sébastien Raybaud, the founder and CEO of Anton, which is set to produce and finance the film, “Audiences could not wish for a more dynamic match-up on screen. Both character roles are wonderfully complex and will showcase Jessica and Anne’s incredible breadth of talent. Olivier has already proven adept at this twist on the Hitchcock-ian genre and we have great faith in his ability to deliver a compelling thriller.”

Chastain is producing the film alongside Kelly Carmichael with her banner Freckle Films, which is also behind the Chastain-starring international espionage film The 355. It’s always great to see prominent names like Chastain using their platforms to boost lesser-known creators in the States, and even better that this film brings together Chastain and Hathaway, who are always committed performers. And the prospect of them playing rival mommy dearests? That sounds like vamp heaven.

Paul Nelson at Mosaic (The Other Guys) and Jacques-Henri Bronckart (Duelles) also produce. Anton will fully finance and executive produce the project, as well as launch worldwide sales on the film at the upcoming 2020 AFM in November.

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Oh, Baby! Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner Are Expecting Their First Child

Oh, baby! Karlie Kloss is pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband, Joshua Kushner, multiple sources tell Us Weekly.

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The couple “have been trying to have a baby for a few months now,” a source exclusively told Us in March. “Karlie wouldn’t mind hosting Project Runway while she’s pregnant. They think this is the right time.”

Us broke the news that the Victoria’s Secret model, 28, and the businessman, 35, were dating in November 2012 after they were spotted at a New York City party. In July 2018, Kloss announced their engagement on Instagram.

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“I love you more than I have words to express,” she captioned a photo kissing Kushner’s cheek. “Josh, you’re my best friend and my soulmate. I can’t wait for forever together. Yes a million times over.”

The Oscar Health cofounder’s sister-in-law, Ivanka Trump (who is married to his brother, Jared Kushner), tweeted her congratulations at the time. “So, so happy for you and Josh!” she wrote. “I feel blessed you have you as a sister (!!!) Karlie and look forward to the decades of happy memories we will create together as a family!”

Three months later, the two tied the knot in an October 2018 ceremony in upstate New York. The Kode With Klossy creator stunned in a custom Dior gown.

“They wanted to make it very low-key,” a source told Us exclusively after Kloss and Kushner’s nuptials. “They wanted to be as private as possible.”

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The model has kept her relationship with Kushner out of the spotlight from the beginning, and she explained why in her Porter magazine Summer 2018 cover story.

“It’s not like I’ve ever wanted to be so secretive about my private life,” she said at the time. “Carolina Herrera always says, ‘A woman who’s an open book is boring.’ There’s no mystery anymore. I know in my life what really matters to me. I’m not trying to hide that from the world; I just really like having a more private life. I’ve got nothing to hide, though!”

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Virginia Military Institute removing Stonewall Jackson statue from campus

Removal of Confederate statues sparks debate in Kentucky

Louisville Urban League president Sadiqa Reynolds and Rep. Thomas Massie weigh in on ‘The Story’

Virginia Military Institute is removing the statue of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson from its campus and establishing diversity initiatives amid mounting allegations of racism at the public college. 

The VMI Board of Visitors unanimously voted Thursday to move Jackson's statue from the front of its barracks to another location that is yet to be determined. 

The school is also appointing a permanent diversity officer and creating a diversity and inclusion committee. 

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Amid a nationwide racial reckoning, the school's former superintendent said in June that they would not remove the statue of Jackson, a Confederate general and slave owner who was also a professor at VMI. 

“We do not currently intend to remove any VMI statues or rename any VMI buildings,” Ret. Gen. J.H. Bindford Peay III, who resigned earlier this week, wrote in a letter to the campus community. “Rather, in the future we will emphasize recognition of leaders from the Institute’s second century.”

Virginia, Lexington, Stonewall Jackson Statue And Cannons At Virginia Military Institute. (Photo by Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Kaleb Tucker, a Black graduate of VMI, started a petition earlier this year to tear down the statue of Jackson, alleging that racism is rampant at the school. 

"There has been story on top of story of racism and black prejudice within the walls of the institute," Tucker wrote. "However VMI has not once acknowledged allegations nor has there been any just punishment to the doers of this racism and black prejudice."

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Earlier this month, The Washington Post published a report on the "relentless racism" faced by Black cadets. 

During one incident in 2018, a White sophomore was suspended after telling a Black freshman that he would "lynch" him and use his “dead corpse as a punching bag," according to the Post. 

Keniya Lee, who graduated from VMI last year, made a complaint public in June, claiming that a business professor reminisced fondly on her father's affiliation with the KKK in the middle of class.

The removal of Jackson's statue and new commitments to diversity are meant to address these issues on campus. 

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“I am proud of the commitment by the VMI family to continue fulfilling our mission," J. William “Bill” Boland, President of the Board of Visitors, said in a statement Thursday.

"VMI, like all aspects of society, must honestly address historical inequities and be intentional about creating a better future.  We care deeply about the individual experiences of all of our cadets and alumni. Our mission is just as important today, and tomorrow, as it has been for 181 years.”

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