Looking back on your early childhood you see all the things you did without hesitation
Looking back on your early childhood you see all the things you did without hesitation. Just like Mr. McLaurin playing a pickup game of basketball wasn’t unusual for the teams to be interracial. The team captain choosing the players based of their skills not on their skin. Like many kids in today’s world were prejudice still exist in some places. We are thought not to judge someone for the color of their skin.
Growing up in the small town of Wade, North Carolina. Young McLaurin, raised to never mistreat, insult, or purposely be rude towards colored people. “colored people have souls too,” grandma. Thought that Southern white folks have superiority but to never call them the “N” word, a word poor white folk used.
McLaurin and James Robert Fuller Jr. everyone called him Bobo. Had known each other their entire life. Bobo had grown up behind granddaddy’s. McLaurin seeing Bobo as nothing more than ordinary. Often looking down on Bobo for his difference in color of skin, but soon teaches McLaurin what he actually held over the whites