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While a piece of each Black man remembers the old ways of another place - when we enjoyed each other in a brotherhood of work and play and power- other pieces of us, less functional, eye one another with suspicion. In the interest of separation, Black men have been taught to view each other as always suspect, heartless competitors with ideas of threatening each others manhood/masculinity. All important prize that could legitimize our existence.

This dehumanizing denial of self and brotherhood is no less lethal than the dehumanization of racism to which it is closely allied. || Inspired by Audre Lorde