I would have loved to have been in that room and listened to you own that man.

Btw, having moved from Ohio to Alabama as a child, I can absolutely attest to everything you say about racist attitudes in the Land of Dixie. Not saying Ohio isn’t racist. We all know it is. But the people I met in Alabama were so damn blatant and outspoken about it.

I mean, when it’s just us White folks talking, dayum. The shit you hear is over the fucking top.

I can’t even write about it fairly, because the language I’d have to use would get me checked.

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James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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