Welcome to college, nigger

Thirty years ago circa this moment in time, I was finishing up my first semester as a USC freshman.

I was also beginning my first Pac-10 basketball season as a USC yell leader, the first of my four years as a college cheerleader.

Even though I’d only been an SC Trojan for four months, I knew I wasn’t going to be an SC Trojan for life.

Why? Let’s just say I learned that I was more public school material than private school material. My lesson began before I ever stepped foot in a college classroom, when USC’s Sigma Chi’s Called Me Nigger.

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