Ralph Ellison rides the PATH train

via Arun Venugopal:

A black father to his daughter. Overheard on the PATH train today by Aliya Zlotkin:
Teenage Daughter: “Don’t say those things, dad… people can hear you.”
Father: [Laughs] “They can, but they won’t. You’re black and from the hood. No one is listening to you. See how everyone looks right through you? They can hear it… but no one is listening.” [link]

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