Bodies

The struggle, the race, the man in the arena. As a black man, if I get angry there is a expectation of amplified violence. I am predetermined to be lazy, shiftless and dumb. There is also the presumption of athleticism, sexual promiscuity and irresponsibility. I am a proud, intelligent black man but I also recognize that my presence and the history I carry dictates that I am other.... an other I don't necessarily control.