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Seat Taken

Seat Taken “Seat taken?” Asked Jamal as he entered the first unfilled pew. The lady looked at him and wondered if he knew. Why is this young man here? What could be the occasion, An African American in a White congregation? The usher quickly came near. “Will you please move down dear?” Once again Jamal asked the question, a frat “initiation.” Anticipating their 3pm meeting, Having filled this stage of his “subjugation.” His question he restated, “Seat taken?

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