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Posted by Jeff from ( on Monday, April 14, 2003 at 2:23AM :

"A man dat ups and buys two hundred acres uh land at one whack and pays cash for it."
"Naw! He didn't buy it sho nuff?"
"He sho did. Come off wid de papers in his pocket. He done called a meetin' on his porch tomorrow. Ain't never seen no sich uh colored man befo' in all mah bawn days. He's gointuh put up uh store and git uh post office from de Goven'ment."
That irritated Hicks and he didn't know why. He was the average mortal. It troubled him to get used to the world one way and then suddenly have it turn different. He wasn't ready to think of colored people in post offices yet. He laughed boisterously.
"Y'all let dat stray darky tell y'all any ole lie! Uh colored man sittin' up in uh post office!" He made an obscene sound.
"He's liable to do it too, Hicks. Ah hope so anyhow. Us colored folks is too envious of one 'nother. Dat's how come us don't git no further than us do. Us talks about de white man keepin' us down! Shucks! He don't have tuh. Us keeps our own selves down."

I believe this speaks for itself. It was taken from "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

-- Jeff
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