Racial Fictions, Biological Facts: Expanding the Sociological Imagination through Speculative Methods

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  title={Racial Fictions, Biological Facts: Expanding the Sociological Imagination through Speculative Methods},
  author={Ruha Benjamin},
  year={2016}
}
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sometimes in the morning when it’s still and silence is the only noise before the town turns on and the people put on their day faces, it creeps to my window out of the black and catches me off guard

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