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Soil.

Begin with language based in racist rhetoric, still brimming with matter that will seed and feed what we redeem.

Wash.

Remove the rhetoric from its structure. Let the language lengthen into meaning that can be mined for more than its racist roots.

Seed.

Watch for words within the Wash that still bear witness to truth. They are the genesis of the regeneration we are working toward.

Pot.

Black out all broken remains of the rhetoric so the seeds can be seen, framed within a new narrative.

Plant.

Behold poetry overgrown the bounds of bigoted prose. Behold new roots from which Blackness and beauty will Bloom.

See the Process

Witness

JustUs for Dred

"For the future, we will not be divided"

JustUs for Dred

"establish beyond question"

JustUs for Dred

"be called be kept be held by the free"

JustUs for Dred

"no doubt we shall be"

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"God hath made of one blood"

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