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This week, Danny Watson spends time talking with Orlando Hudson, a famed professional baseball player. Hudson was known for his fielding abilities, and for making spectacular lunging catches and diving stabs at grounders. His defensive talents were recognized in 2005, when he won his first American League Gold Glove Award while with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Orlando is now retired from baseball. He is from Darlington, SC.
This was an unusual conversation between two unlikely people. Orlando has strong family values as well as having his foundation in his belief in Jesus Christ.
He said in the interview that he is “blessed” to have been given the many gifts he has received in his life.
But, be clear: Orlando judges that Black people are at the, “Bottom of the Totem Pole,” when it comes to being considered for a job or other opportunities. He concludes that it started with his predecessors being enslaved while they, “built America.”
Danny is a white guy who has served as a police officer for most of his adult life, having retired as the Chief of Police in Darlington.
It goes without saying that these two individuals have some very different opinions on many subjects.
What I found surprising are the areas where they agree.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this interview. I suspect you will be pleasantly surprised.
“Above all, it’s about going home at the end of the shift … “
We couldn’t agree more.
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