They Call Me “Black Michael”

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“They Call Me “Black Michael”: My Story of Growing Up in the Racist South” by Dennis Sholesman

This is my account of growing up in the south, and facing racism so granular that my given name was not even good enough as an identifier. Some of the thinking by the folks back then has shaped the actions of racists people now. That’s why innocent joggers get chased down and executed. Why men feel they can stalk and kill a young black kid whether they have authority or not. This must stop, however to stop it we must understand it.

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