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Prof. Gates Dances To Chinese Drums

“Some … do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
-Booker T. Washington

“The eye altering alters all.”
-William Blake
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All complacents sat numb to compliants'
thrumb, war tones in mel-
odious morse code, and the professor danced on,

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