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David Sloan

Lane High School

You’re a byproduct of the environment that you come up in.  Had I been in an environment of racism, or if there was any tone of racism, there were some, what I would call, generational racism.  My mother’s family was from Red Hill.  They were kind of country people, enough said there, but she would wash — I would bring home my football uniform during two-a-days, plus the uniforms of six or seven Black guys on the team who didn’t have a washer and dryer in their house, and we lived in a little 900-square-foot rancher over on Ridgemont Avenue, and my mother would wash all those clothes, fold them, send them back with me for so these guys would have a dry uniform for practice in the afternoon in the middle of August.