« on: December 22, 2022, 10:16:27 AM »
In my younger days, I worked briefly at Virginia State College now university. People were always asking me "how do you like it up herel I had come straight from Atlanta and I would ask them "what do you mean up here". They would say "well it's not the deep south". When a Indian colleague and I integrated a high class restaurant, someone said to me one of us was even seen at ...last night. I said yes, that was me and Sanjay. On a college graduation cruise with my youngest child and only daughter five years ago, a black couple my age from Virginia lanched on to us on a day tour. When I went to get to bottle of bourden at the duty free shop to take to her mother who had been unable to come with us, they said to my daughter, "don't worry hunny, your granddad will not always act that way. It really ticked her off. I told my daughter that I thought that it was the slave mentality which I had noticed when I worked in Virginia. The slaves biggest fear was being "sold down south.I told her it takes generations to go away. I have never thought that I saw it in North Carolina where I moved to from Michigan. I can't speak for Trei, but having coached at Southern, I think that he might been referring to the feeling that the SWAC was superior no matter what the MEAC does. Maybe if Florida A & M or Southern wins the SWAC next year, we might see the crowd that they expected his year. Anyone else from the Swac, forget.