"You are more than the worst thing you have ever done" said Bryan Stevenson in his book, "Just Mercy". He didn't say "You are more than the worst thing you have ever done, except for you Mr. Magruder." I can't judge Magruder based on the fact of a racist covenant from 1927. I do not have enough information. Two things I can say: let's remove the covenant, and then let's name the basketball court at Magruder after Victor Oladipo. He was a number two pick in the NBA draft in 2013 and he attended Saint Jerome's and De Matha. Forgiveness and honesty will get us further from all kinds of prejudice and hate than judging the behavior of a person we've never met and know relatively little about.

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Marcus Hammonds 7 months ago

That's cool and all, but let's start by actually having a basketball court, not just a couple half courts...let's be real, half courts were built to be on both sides of the fence with basketball...folks are scared of the sport...we have some really nice soccer/football fields, baseball diamonds, we're adding new playground equipment all over, outdoor exercise equipment, crying out to complete trails...but we don't have a single basketball court worth setting foot on. Let's start with just having a court worth mentioning playing on at all...let alone a court nice enough for an NBA player to want his name associated with it