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How to walk, so you don’t get mugged

In the book Race: How Blacks And Whites Think and Feel About The American Obsession, by oral historian Studs Terkel, there is a quotation on p. 39 from an Afro-American man named Julian Jefferson. Here is the quotation: ‘I’ve never had any run-ins with the police. I credit that to my mother. I’ve known people that walk down the street and the police throw them against the wall and frisk them.

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“1. Most people with power would like to use it wisely, if someone believable would tell them how. 2. They know that any proposal having to do with their business can be stated clearly and completely in less than one minute. Why not help them out?

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