Before we can leave our parents, they stuff our heads like the suitcases which they jam-pack with homemade underwear.
-- MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, THE WOMAN WARRIOR
I am an invisible man. . . . I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination -- indeed, everything and anything except me.
-- RALPH ELLISON, THE INVISIBLE MAN
Big game. Biggest game of the season. Tech versus Jefferson, playing for the league championship. They had split their first two games, each team winning on the opposition's court, but this contest was taking place on a neutral court at a local college gym that was packed to the rafters. Because the history of the two schools included some vandalism and graffiti, as well as a few inappropriate cheers, there was a little bit more than the usual security on hand. As a precaution, the league had asked the principals at the two schools to meet with their teams to discuss sportsmanship beforehand. So far, these measures seemed to be working. At their last game the