from Adventures in White Privilege

In the early 1990s, in a white upper-middle to upper class enclave twenty miles north of Boston, at a baseball camp situated at the high school, a camp counselor, a grizzled coach from a nearby city, said this to his vanilla charges after they failed to turn infield plays with sufficient speed and esprit: “This sort of play will get you by for now. But when you get to high school—boys, you’re going to have to play against Black kids, and they’re fast.”


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