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A letter sent to parents by some Tennessee school districts puts a target on students of color, a state legislator claims.

Rep. Antonio Parkinson, D-Memphis, says the content and language of the document sent over the summer to inform parents their children's school is underperforming could cause bullying, because it names student groups that are falling behind.

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The Frayser community in Memphis is dealing with the aftermath of Brandon Webber’s fatal shooting.

The 20-year-old black man was killed by U.S. marshals who were attempting to arrest him on outstanding felony warrants. But it was the violent protest that followed that put the community in the national spotlight.

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán / WPLN

The national media descended Thursday on the Frayser neighborhood in Memphis.

The attention comes after U.S. Marshals killed Brandon Webber, a 20-year-old black man who Marshals say rammed their vehicle with a stolen car and got out with a weapon.