Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quote

It was my first time away from home, my first experience in an all-black situation, and I found myself being punished for everything I'd ever been taught was right. I got all A's and was hated for it; I spoke correctly and was called a punk. I had to learn a new language simply to deal with the threats. I had good manners, and was a good little boy and paid for it with my hide.


Giant Steps, 1983

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It was my first time away from home, my first experience in an all-black situation, and I found myself being punished for everything I'd ever been...

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It was my first time away from home, my first experience in an all-black situation, and I found myself being punished for everything I'd ever been...

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It was my first time away from home, my first experience in an all-black situation, and I found myself being punished for everything I'd ever been...

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It was my first time away from home, my first experience in an all-black situation, and I found myself being punished for everything I'd ever been...