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"...the parents in the stands speaking ill about the black child striking out all of their sons.”

Don't they do it?! smh Whenever a Black child perfoms better than the White children, somebody White complains.

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When I was in high school, I was a member of what was at the time the largest youth academic organization in the world - the National Junior Classical League. It's also got to be one of the Whitest. Black members were few and far between.
When I was elected the first Black VP for the state of GA, I had also just won the position of State Hostess the year before (only the 2nd black person for that state), and had placed in multiple academic knowledge areas and competitions.
When I won the State Hostess position, I was the second Black girl to win it. The first Black girl to win it in the hundred+ history of the organization had also come from my school the previous year.
When I won State Hostess, one of the old White men on the board from one of the predominantly/all-White schools lamented bitterly and jokingly, "Maybe WE should start entering Black girls in the competition".
When the VP election results were announced, and I went up to the stage to accept my new position, I wore this beautiful teal and gold headwrap.

Later my teacher told me that the old White man that was on the board said, "She looks like she should go cook me some panakes."
And oh boy - have you ever seen this interview with a very young Venus and Serena Williams when this reporter seriously repeatedly asks Venus "WHY?" she was confident she could win, as if she had no right to be. Venus' daddy read that reporter for filth.
When my 4 yo son demonstrated knowledge 2 grade levels ahead of his age-grade, the White teacher &White principal who had sons the same age who were developmentally avg complained, looked for ways to punish him &even insinuated that he got to be so smart from mistreatment at home
Black folxs been winning all the competitions, getting the best grades, and winning the forever, and all of my life and theirs, White folxs been mad about. smh But you know what? For everybody that hates, no matter the race, it's bc mediocrity and mad is just what they do well.
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