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Posted on January 17, 2011
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The White Shadow

The best show on high school basketball ever on TV. It was also the first time race was portrayed with any semblance of reality on any TV show had ever seen.

Growing up in a white suburb of Boston in the mid-70’s this show taught me not to fear African-American people. Its messages had an even greater impact on me than similar messages that I received from my own parents. 

Despite what Chuck D. says, a lot of us came out of the 70’s with a whole new perspective and shows like this made a real difference.