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September 19, 2002
My brother might be a self-fulfilling prophecy. We always told him he was unlucky, and he began to believe it. The scars attest to it. The monkey bars incident (chin). The basketball incident (elbow). And now this (brow). What are the chances of being mistaken for someone else and assaulted returning videos? Pretty high for self-fulfilling prophecies. My mom doesn’t buy it. Which is why even now she references the incident in arguments as if it were his fault he looked the way he did. Gelled hair and baggy clothes don’t beget violence – slanted eyes and yellow skin do, mom.