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So I feared not just the violence of this world but the...

2018-05-01

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So I feared not just the violence of this world but the rules designed to protect you from it, the rules that would have you contort your body to address the block, and contort again to be taken seriously by colleagues, and contort again so as not to give the police a reason. all my life I'd heard people tell their black boys and girls to "be twice as good," which is to say, "accept half as much.

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