High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Aug 31 1972, Page 31

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 31, 1972, High Point, North Carolina All because i stuck my fist in the air by Ira Yetkow Munich Nea a what s it been like the last four years miserable. I beg Here borrow there steal Here. Hustling. When you grow up in a ghetto like Harlem you learn How to Hustle a said John Carlos. A a nobody la hire me. In Man untouchable. All because i took my fist and stuck it in the air. A say what you want an interview i need Money. I got a wife and two Little kids that i been making promises to. Then i show up empty. Come across with some bread huh a Carlos slumped slightly in his chair in the athletic shoe store in the olympic Village Here stroked his Beard stretched out his Long legs and agreed tacitly to talk. Athletes in a Rainbow of sweat suits came in to look at shoes joke and slap Palms with Carlos. He is not Here As a participant because a Short lived pro football career end a his Amateur standing. He is in fact working in the store. He says the shoe company paid his transportation and room Here. But that Sall. He says he must pick up All other expenses. He had wanted an executive Job with the company whose shoes he has been wearing and promoting for to years a be fore other cats Ever even heard Che but says he was refused. A they said i give Mem a bum image in Mexico in what has been variously described As an heroic dumb humanitarian evil act John Carlos and Tommie Smith each gave Black gloved Black Power salutes As they received their Bronze and Gold medals respectively after the 200-meter race in the 1968 olympics. They were immediately expelled from t h e olympic Village there. Carlos said Tommie Smith has had to a Hustle a too until he recently became assistant athletic director at Oberlin College. Why did Carlos give the Salute a i tried to do something for Mankind a he said. A i wanted to make some kind of statement about the injustices All Over the world not just America. I wanted people to Wake up to what s happening in the world. One half the world is Rich the other half is starving. It would be is he involved in any kind of olympic Boycott action Here a no and i Don t think there will be any from an individual standpoint. The athletes seem younger now and not so socially conscious. I m not talking about the nation to nation thing. That a something else. A but that a part of the whole political thing about the olympics. Don Schollander told it straight. He said the olympics Are More political than the presidential elections. You know Why do you have to Wear the uniform of your country Here Why do they play National anthems Why do we have to beat the russians Why do the East Ger mans want to beat the West germans Why can t everyone Wear the same colors but Wear numbers to Tell Mem apart what happened to the olympic Ideal of Man against Man a a a has anything Concrete come from his action in 1968? a i think some people maybe even Guys in our government got their Heads together better about some issues like did he learn anything from the experience a i Learned that the Only difference Between America and the other countries is that the other countries Are n o t preaching this Freedom of speech Jive. In the state5, if they Don t dig what you re saying you re an outcast. A i see that a cause i can a get hired. I got a degree in business from san Jose state. It Means nothing. I wanted something in Public relations. Nothing. I wanted to make a state department track tour. They took Bill Toomey not me. In so Many words they told me i was would he do the Black Power Salute again if he had it to do Over a if i Felt i had is he disappointed in not being Able to compete Here a i go Down to the track every Day and work out. I a 10-Flat too meters the other i see this Russia i sprinter borzoi who people Are talking about. They Call him the White Blitz. But that s Cool. I d like to run against him Man to Man not Black against White. For the Competition. But a Good White Spriner comes along once every eight to years like that German a couple years Back and that italian and people fuss Over Mem. A a borzoi saw me on the track the other night. I was in my sweats. I knew he was wondering if i was and the future a maybe ill be a track coach. In be had offers from Africa. Yeah i May be forced to leave my own whatever our fishing need. Now is the time to get in on our pro fall 20% discount savings. 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