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Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House

by Kathleen Grissom,
The Florida Courier, April 22, 2016

“Let me explain,” Jamie Butler, the protagonist of “Glory Over Everything,’’ says to the father of the young woman he has seduced. After hurling a glass paperweight at Jamie and then striking him across the face, Mr. Cardon yells, “You nigras are all the same! You will not leave the white women alone!” “It is claimed that my mother is part Negro,” Jamie stammers. To which Cardon replies, “Part! Part! There is no such thing as part! Nigra is nigra!”


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