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Wow, You Admitted You Just See Me As a Black Blob

It’s almost funny how racist people see and hear me.

Black person holding a mirror over their face
Photo by Kenzie Kraft on Unsplash

I recently watched Yance Ford’s documentary Strong Island (2017) about his brother William Ford shot to death at age 24 by a white young man, Mark Reilly. In one scene, the screen is completely black and William’s face slowly takes shape from the darkness. Ford narrates,

“What are the contours of fear…

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