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Opinion: 'We all need to confront everyday racism first'

Washed Up column, by Sarah Juggins, Tuesday, June 23, 2020

As a teenager I did quite a bit of competing at athletics.

Turning out for West Norfolk Athletics Club and later representing Norfolk, I got to travel to athletic meetings across the country. As we turned up for an event – often held in Essex or London – the sprinters in our almost totally white squad would sigh in resignation when they saw the black athletes limbering up. The assumption was always that the black kids could run faster.

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