Dhani Jones Q&A Clip 3
The city I most felt out of place like a foreigner, maybe not as welcomed as I thought was Switzerland. And it wasn't Zurich or it wasn't Bern. It was more in the mountains. It was like Hasenberg or Meiringen. And I don't think, Well, let's put it this way. I was the only black person. I mean maybe there was like one or two but maybe they were hiding somewhere. But I didn't see them and neither did anybody act like they had ever seen anybody that looked like me. So I think it was a little bit of a awkward moment. That was my time there in Switzerland. But the sport that I learned, schwinging, not swinging but schwinging, s c h that's for all of you, schwinging was a great sport to get to know the people and the culture. And of course that was the essence of Dhani Tackles the Globe. And as I progressed throughout the sport, and as I played and as I competed better, people respected me more. And they, instead of looking at my skin color, or what maybe I thought was the reason, we in turn came to a balance through sport, and As I won more competitions. And at the end, I actually got a standing ovation. And people were actually more welcoming of me. So I think it was more of a hazing thing, or initiation into the culture, into the Swiss culture. And I'd go back any time. And they're like, there's that Schwinger. There's that other guy.