"The dash don't be silent."
November 1, 2009 7:23 PM Subscribe
on Ledasha, Legends, and Race
| Part Three
] "Why does it matter? We tell funny stories all the time without believing them. (Does anybody really think that a priest, a rabbi and a chicken walked into a bar?) I believe it matters in the case of urban legend names because they're not merely humor...and they're not random. They exist in a complex social setting, and they serve a subtle and consequential purpose. They are proxies for talking about race."
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