White Guys Playing Hoops? (LHS Hoops 3/10)

Congratulations to the 1982-83
Lafayette High School basketball team…

“Ahhh, they kept three white guys.”
“Tokens.”
“They had to keep you. It’s a rule.”

I walked the halls,
Sometimes on the stairs
And other times on the ramp,
Listening to the cat calls
From ignorance
On both sides of diversity’s fence.

I went to practice
Never thinking I was a white guy
Benefitting from affirmative action.
I only wanted to win
And be accepted by the guys on the team.
Funny how I would be the token before the season ended.

“Ahhh, I made some great friends who weren’t white.”
“Haters, don’t hate.”
“We were a team and it was awesome.”

Congratulations to the 1982-83
Lafayette High School basketball team.

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