story: “The Long-Distance Runner”
author: Grace Paley
where: The Louvre Abu Dhabi & home
note: In this story, Paley reverses traditional black-white female race relations. It is a great story to read in conversation with Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers’ non-fiction book They Were Here Property.
a line: “You in my house…. You do as I say. For two cents, I throw you out.”
theme(s): white flight; social justice; segregation;