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Unformatted text preview: another lynching, or another black boy that was whipped. There were nearly never any black champions before so this for black people felt like a once-in-a-lifetime chance. It was a shame how these people were treated then. It just goes to show how much the country has changed. I mean now there are probably more black boxers then there are white boxers. I would have to see the story end with the boxer losing or getting knocked out and seeing how the people reacted. The last thing I wanted to comment on was the comment the author made when she was talking about everyone staying over and not driving home late. They would do this because it was almost a certainty during that time if you were black you would be pulled over immediately. You wouldn’t even have to have done anything wrong, but the cops would find something they thought you did wrong. Something like a white prized fighter losing to a black man is something they would love to pull you over for....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Maguire during the Spring '08 term at Morris County.
- Spring '08