Derek ~ School - Card #6

You lag behind in your swim drills, and you’re not surprised when your coach calls you aside after practice.

“Johnson, I’ve been real disappointed with your performance lately.”

“I know, I need to practice more.”

“Everything alright at home?”

“Yeah, everything’s fine there.”

“You can be straight with me.  I know how tough it is for you young black men, with the drugs and crime and all.”

You meet his eye for the first time during the conversation and your face feels hot.

Your coach realizes he’s crossed the line.  He assures you that he was just trying to help.  You mutter, “Yeah, I know,” and get out of there as fast as you can.

If you want to talk to Will, go to: HANGING OUT - Card #1

If you want to go home, go to: FAMILY - Card #4