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Henry Louis Gates

The Grind and the Gun

"Attributing white-on-black violence entirely to racism misses the larger problems that poorer people face in this country. They suffer a thousand cuts that never get talked about, except when the victims bleed to death."

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Black letters on a white page

In a new compendium of African American literature, a world of politics

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July 1997

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