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Marcus - Chapter 02

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"When you got no money, no job, and nowhere to hide, you gotta be a stereotype. Good nigger, bad nigger, ugly nigger. I've been a good nigger and a bad one, but I never want to be an ugly one. They had me looking real ugly." Delaney, a middle-aged homeless man on why he left a community residence for the homeless against the wishes of his social workers
"I want to be one of those 'well spoken' black men. You know, the kind that white folks want to have around them. Ever hear the term 'hankiehead'?" Jeffrey, African American homeless man in his 30s on why he was carrying a copy of Democracy and Education by John Dewey
"Freddy Kruger, nobody ever fucks with Freddy Kruger. He just takes what he wants. He fucks up anyone that gets in his way." Michael, African American homeless man in his mid 20s on how he wants the world to see him
For most of my informants the category "homeless" was tied to both the ritual humiliation that was required to receive resources from state social welfare programs or private charities and the management of black masculinity, which they often identified as one of the key problems in American society. As one of my informants, an early-twenties African American, once said to me, "black men are scary, we even scare each other lots of the time." "When you got no money, no job, and nowhere to hide, you gotta be a stereotype. Good nigger, bad nigger, ugly nigger. I've been a good nigger and a bad one, but I never want to be an ugly one. They had me looking real ugly." Delaney, a middle-aged
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