Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The New York Times spotlights a gift shop in Harlem selling memorabilia of racist America. “The main reason that Black people collect” this stuff, said owner Glenda Taylor, is “that they love that item and hate that item at the same time. … It’s like the ‘n’ word. African-Americans are very good at turning a painful thing into something else.” Click on the essay title above to check it out.