SO YOU, YOU LIKE NEVER REALLY HAD A SENSE OF THE DANGER OR THAT SOMETHING SO SMALL AS SAYING "BYE, BABY."
No, not, not you know like I said, I was uh, I was raised up under my parents, and um by living on the West side of Chicago. Back in them days, uh, it was very little violent, and uh, I didn't know nothing about no ra—-racism or nothing like that, you know. I wasn't exposed to that, you know, ‘cause uh, we went to school, I guess, a mixed school. We got along pretty good, we stayed to ourself, and most of the white boys, you know, kinda stayed to theyself. Itself—the one who plays sports, you know, we was kinda tight, you know, I played football, so we was tight. But once in a while, you see a little racist fight around there, you know. But we tried to stay out of it and that was it, you know. But we weren't exposed to that.