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 n.— «“It’s no different than you guys [who] got the Crips and the Bloods, the ‘cuz’ and all that, and the Mexicans have the Southern and the Northern. So we have the peckerwoods and the featherwoods.”…It is a touchy subject. Especially when you got two or three blacks in your room.…The others ones weren’t tripping on it—just her. Just her, because she is prejudiced.» —by Barbara Ann Owen In the Mix: Struggle and Survival in a Women’s Prison Feb., 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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