“I denounce because though implicated and partially responsible, I have been hurt to the point of abysmal pain, hurt to the point of invisibility. And I defend because in spite of it all, I find that I love.”
– Ralph Waldo Ellison
To the memory of the late, great Ralph Waldo Ellison. May your literary brilliance continue to be seen by all;
To the generations unborn who dare to seek truth and understanding. May the hope of a better tomorrow become the reality of your today;
To my brothers in the struggle simply yearning to be seen. May you always leave a positive impact upon the world that can never be erased;
To each of you, from the depths of my soul, this book is respectfully dedicated.