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Slavery: The Original Friday the 13th

Maybe that’s why black people die so gruesomely in horror movies.

black man in chains, looking at camera, red color, ghost face superimposed

One summer I worked at a camp for low-income children from New York City. Most were kids of color. We were lining up to play baseball after lunch. A camper turned to another and said,

“It looks like slaves going off into the field.”



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MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.