From Sur Rodney (Sur)’s Everybody’s Something Else

We both can easily recall how we were seen as exceptions to everybody’s something else. Our black queer creatively-inspired and intellectually dexterous minds could produce possibilities for something more than what many might have anticipated possible. Admired for our tolerance, our courage, our rage, and sometimes seeming outrageousness, I’m admiring of Tony Whitfield’s love for people, places, and what he has to say about them with words—what’s revealed in what’s spoken and left unspoken.  

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