We ain't going nowhere but got suits and cases
Normally, “suits and cases” would refer to bags people take on trips (suits + cases = suitcases). But for African-Americans, suits and cases have far less pleasant connotations.
- Gun violence is notorious killer of young black men whose corpses are suited up and placed in cold cases (coffins)
- African-Americans have traditionally had a much harder time dealing with the court system (both civil and criminal). Suits refer to lawyers and civil lawsuits; cases refers to lawyers' briefcases and criminal cases.
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