Angry Faces

For a Buddhist on death row, anger always wears the same expressionJarvis Jay Masters

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anger feature image summer 1998“Man, Jarvis. Are you watching the news?” my new neighbor asked from the next cell one evening. I was relaxing, reading a book about meditation.

“I have it on, Omar, but I’m not really watching it,” I answered, glancing up at my television. “Why, what’s up?”

“Ah, man! Check out Channel Seven. They showing a Ku Klux Klan rally in Louisiana. Man, just look at all those Klansmen screaming and shouting all that white supremacy garbage. Get this: all these idiots is talking about how all the Jews and Blacks are destroying this country. Did you hear what they were saying?”

“Nah, man. I missed it. I have the volume turned down. I’m just using the light to read by. I did see a bunch of angry faces and racist posters, though.”

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