Thursday, October 22, 2020

Basketball in the Barrio!

Basketball in the Barrio El Paso Giving Day!

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To learn more about Basketball in the Barrio check out the videos posted at the El Paso Giving Day site and this documentary included below!

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Lanier Voks

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Read all about it! The Forgotten History of the Mexican-American Team That Ruled Texas HS Basketball in the 1940s by Manuel Solis click here

"Although they faced discrimination on the road from hostile crowds and biased referees, Herrera encouraged his team to rise above the ignorance and let their play do the talking. On multiple occasions the team was refused service at road trip diners based on the color of their skin, once by police who escorted them out of town."

"You got used to it," says Bernal. "People were like 'goddamn Mexicans' or used bad language against us. Nemo was wise enough to tell us, "Don't pay attention to them. They're just trying to get you. You just keep on playing your game and you'll beat them. That's the way to get even with them. Beat them!"