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For black and queer boys, the policing of masculinity is ever-present. It comes in short fits of outrage: Take it like a man! Don't act like a faggot! Don't act like no punk ass bitch!

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Nigga, that's gay! To protect your spirit, desire, and male, you feel you have to mimic the masculinity of black men on TV and in the streets; less Michael Jackson, more DMX. But whenever you slip up, the critiques come back. Look at the way he runs across the court!

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I told you he was a fucking napali pussy nude To fit in, you might try to be even harder, teasing the kid who is more effeminate than you. Nudist guilty, you ask yourself black, in the privacy of your bedroom. When will I ever be comfortable in my own skin?

The exhibition's title is a direct reference to lines of Rickey Laurentiis's meditative poem "Boy with Thorn," which speaks of reclaiming the black male body from a history of toxic masculinity born out of the fight to survive racism.