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Miss. House praises event by nationalist Barrett

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House has once again approved a resolution praising an event sponsored by white nationalist Richard Barrett.

The resolution commends teenagers participating in Monday's "Spirit of America Day."

The resolution doesn't mention Barrett's name, but he has sponsored the event for more than a dozen years to honor white male athletes.

In 2009, the House approved a resolution for the event, but the resolution died when Rep. Robert Johnson of Natchez blocked its release, calling Barrett an "avowed racist."

Barrett has spent decades traveling the U.S. to promote anti-black and anti-immigrant views.

This year's resolution was approved Feb. 17 and was immediately released.

The resolution is House Resolution 24.

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