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David Mamet Recalls Racism And High School Football

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From the Paris Review:

I played football against him, and I saw him not only at the games, but at the various league events. And I saw him at my cousin's school banquets, open houses, graduations. He was the captain of their football team, the president of their student council and their student class; he was the recipient of various league honors whose names escape me, but, I believe, had to do with Most Sportsmanlike, and so on. I saw him suffer through this adulation as a young black man in a white community.

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