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food or something else that supports or strengthens the body or spirit; or the support provided
  • A child cannot be taught by anyone whose demeanor, essentially, is that the child repudiate his experience and all that gives him sustenance and enter a limbo in which he will no longer be black, and in which he knows that he can never become white.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (55% in)

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