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Robert never did things the easy way out. He didn’t want to take the escalators. He wanted to take the stairs,” said Carl Kizer Jr., a friend of the Wilkins family. “I’m sure he’ll be considered for a Supreme Court spot if one should open up and that will be so exciting.

“He is an amazing role model, not only for black children or children in Muncie, but for people all across the United States of America. He’s a reminder that, in this country, dreams do come true. It takes hard work and giving back to your community, but they do come true.”

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