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Author: Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin is the vice president for content and storytelling at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and he chairs the board of trustees at the Institute for Policy Studies. His debut novel, "A Particular Kind of Black Man," was published by Simon and Schuster.

Co-published with the Washington PostI hope that I am among the last who will languish for years with swollen gums and big dreams.

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