Quote: “Young man…

Quote: "Young man, young man/Yo' arms too short/To box with God..." –Ralph Ellison, Flying Home

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“By birth he wa…

"By birth he was half Negro and half white. Socially he was all Negro. That is when people knew that his mother was a brownskin woman with straightened hair and legs that didn't respect the color line when it came to making men turn around to look at them."—from Willard Motley's The Almost White Boy