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O conservadorismo negro

Michael Jackson na The New York Review of Books:


«During Jackson's childhood in Gary, Indiana, black conservatism would have reigned. Among US cities with a population of 100,000 or more, Gary—a steel town twenty-five miles southeast of downtown Chicago—has the highest percentage of black residents, mostly Southern transplants, mostly Christian, and steadfastly heterosexual. Both of Jackson's parents' roots were in the South. His mother, Katherine, was a devout Jehovah's Witness. She suffered Joe's various infidelities and cruelties to their nine children with the forbearance of one whose reward will come not in this world, but the next.»