Comrade Morlock
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Comrade Morlock

A Black Guy Shouts At Me, and It Brightens My Day

I wrote Things I Didn’t Say to a Black Racist Bicyclist after an unusual meeting with a stranger. Today I had such a typical encounter that I’m writing it up to put the previous piece in perspective. I was pedaling back from Target when I heard someone yell something like “I like your bike!”

I glanced over. A black guy, probably in his 30s but maybe a little older, was on the sidewalk. He grinned and repeated, “I like your bike!”

I grinned back and gave him a thumbs-up as I kept riding. It was one of those pleasant…

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