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The Rave

May 2, 2013

Jason Collins starts the conversation

(Continued)

It is a conversation that has been ongoing in the country for decades, but now is front and center. Collins' announcement pushes it to places where the wall has been more difficult to climb than most places: Sports arenas and locker rooms.

Charles Barkley famously boasted that he wasn't a role model, a statement which was incorrect because like it or not, athletes are role models to many people of all ages, colors and creeds. Jason Collins undoubtedly is a role model, not just because he was the first, but because he wants to continue the conversation.

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