This story, which was also depicted in the HBO biopic about her life, has never actually been confirmed.
But to anyone familiar with the history of America’s relationship with its Black citizens, the anecdote is believable.
To question whether this bottomless skepticism is justified is like asking whether a cow has cause to be wary of butchers.
The truth: Willie Lynch never existed and the document was forged.
I don’t trust doctors, nurses, physician assistants, hospitals, emergency rooms, waiting rooms, surgeries, prescriptions, X-rays, MRIs, medical bills, insurance companies or even the food from hospital cafeterias.
Dorothy Dandridge, “ We’ll, Willie Lynch, ”
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