I recently read Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum, winner of the PEN Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction and several other accolades. When describing it to friends as a story told from the perspectives of patients and staff at an institution for severely disabled minors, I got a common response: “Well, … 1,104 more words
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Shawn Pryor: The whole thing is, black people are kinda public enemy number one because we hardly get work. So if I’m quiet and I’m silent and I sit over in the corner and work hard and do all the things we’re told, “You work hard and you take your vitamins and you say your prayers, on some Hulk Hogan shit, you do that, your time will come, your time will come…” Well, I’m sorry but the business has been fucked up for like the last twenty-somethin’ years.