"Those who have experienced Paris have advantage over those who have not. We are the ones who have glimpsed a little bit of heaven, down here on earth." - Deirdre Kelly

Monday, July 15, 2013

Black Boy

"...our America is frightened of fact, of history, of processes, of necessity. It hugs the easy way of damning those whom it cannot understand, of excluding those who look different, and it salves its conscience with a self-draped cloak of righteousness...the color of a Negro's skin makes him easily recognizable, makes him suspect, converts him into a defenseless target.” - Richard Wright, Black Boy (1945)

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