The Hustle

Doug Merlino talks about a 1986 experiment to mix white players from an elite Seattle private school and black players from the inner city on a basketball team. The experiment was testing if exposure to privilege would give the black kids better opportunities and the white kids a view of a different side of life. He tells the story of being on that team in The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and White, and looks at how crossing lines of class, race, and wealth affected the lives of these ten boys.