[Ads-l] From a letter to the NYTimes.com

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 31 22:20:00 UTC 2016

"Environmental disasters seem to be reported on only after the people raise
enough of a hue-and-cry.
Which is why we must stand UP, speak OUT, and _REPRESENT_ whenever we can."

This instance of _represesent_ strikes me as having the same semantics as
the hip-hop/rap use, hence ultimately of Wolof provenance.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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