Originally written November 22, 2011 on The Jets Blog:
Jets DL Marcus Dixon will be included in a segment on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on Tuesday November, 22nd (10:00-11:00PM ET/PT).  Dixon is the subject of Real Sports because of the controversial imprisonment of him as a younger man – at which time Real Sports reported on his case, and which has followed his progress since then. In this week’s segment, Gumbel reconnects with the 27-year-old Dixon, who has thrived since his release from prison.
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  • This is one of the most inspirational stories I've seen in a long time- and my hat is mostly off to this young man's parents who were unafraid to stand by him despite unbelievably hateful racism in the deep south. BTW - The northern states are no better - the "white with white" "black with black" thinking is still the majority. Stories like this will help to end racism as we know it - it will take additional generations but it will happen. Things are better than they were and they will continue to improve thanks to people like this.

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