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Mr. Morrison notes that there are times you have to fight, but that to fight in front of people who look down and laugh at you is not the place to be acting on your anger. It make it look like they have a reason to look down on you, even when they don't..... it gives them an excuse for their own bad behavior.
'Sometimes a person's gotta fight.' he said slowly. ‘But that store ain't the place to be doing it. From what I hear, folks like them Wallaces got no respect at all for colored folks and they just think it's funny when we fight each other. Your mama knowed them Wallaces ain't good folks, that's why she don't want y'all down there, and y'all owe it to her and y'allselves to tell her. But I'm gonna leave it up to y'all to decide.'
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