Monday, December 28, 2015

12/28/195? Run Man Run begins

December 28, 195?.  The plot of Chester Himes' novel, Run Man Run  begins on this day when a drunken New York City cop strolls into a restaurant and kills two Black workers because, why not?  All the surviving witness has to do is stay away from the killer and convince the authorities to believe a Black man over a white cop.  How hard can that be?

Published in 1960, the book seems depressingly relevant for today's world.

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