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Black Tennessee state representative responds to backlash over wearing African dashiki to swearing-in ceremony

(CNN) — First term Tennessee state representative Justin Pearson says he was trying to honor his ancestors for helping him rise to elected office when he wore his dashiki on the floor of the House chamber during his swearing-in ceremony Feb. 9. The freshman lawmaker says he was surprised to hear another member, Rep. David […]