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January 11, 2010


I see that you wrote this only two years ago. I too was struck by the condescension toward black folks, but kept reminding myself that the book was written in 1951. Yes, watermelon and chicken, my word. The 50 page paragraph wore on me. This book did not move forward like newer ones. I just finished the book and was looking for some enlightenment. You have helped. thank you.

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