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"Well, I think — uh, I — I think being a writer that the reader knows is black... puts a lot of mainstream — I say mainstream, I mean white — readership on edge. I mean, white male readership on edge. They're really looking for some proof that I'm trying to... the phrase I get all the time is I'm always trying to "shove my agenda down their throat", which seems sexually charged to me, I don't know."
— Dwayne McDuffie, in an interview