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  •  Well, there were schools that resisted (6+ / 0-)

    integration to the last...till they realized that those schools who had integrated had far better sports teams and got tired of getting their asses whooped.

    "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

    by Cali Scribe on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:21:31 PM PST

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    •  I Cannot Forget the Image (7+ / 0-)

      several years back when a basketball team from one of the southern universities upset a highly rated team and this elderly white guy in a suit (I'm guessing big booster) comes running onto the court to embrace a black player just dripping with sweat.

      I was struck by the dichotomy of the scene: a white man unashamedly hugging one who's black; and the likelihood that this black athlete, getting paid "nothing," was making money for the white booster.

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