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Black History

July 2024
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Sir: I was alternately sickened and infuriated by Mr. Peter Chew’s high-flown sophistry about the alleged perils of “black mythology” until I realized how devastatingly his argument was demolished by your cover illustration. Was this deadly irony intentional? Or are you, and Mr. Chew, and the rest of us, simply the dumb, unwitting victims of a racism we profess to despise?

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