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used in Black Like Me

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treat in a manner that demonstrates a sense of superiority, but is supposed to seem kind


the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • I went into a drugstore that I had patronized every day since my arrival.
  • For example, if a black man set up a business, he might very well hear his black potential clients say: "After all this struggle for integration, I'm not going to self-segregate," and refuse to patronize his business.

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